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Portsmouth Retail Park, a former Tesco owned site, was acquired by Portsmouth City Council in 2017. The £17m development at North Harbour outside the peninsula aims to generate up to £1m a year. The construction firm Simons Group undertook the 70,000 sq. ft. build. Jacksons Fencing won a tender to supply and install fencing and access control for the perimeter of the service areas and plant and bin stores.
A secure perimeter was important, as any disruption to the service areas would harm operations. Air conditioning units, loading areas and bin stores can be at risk from vandalism, anti-social behaviour, and theft. As the Retail Park depends on attracting shoppers, it also required a welcoming aesthetic. Some 100m of Jacksons EuroGuard Regular fencing at 3m high was installed. According to the fencing firm, EuroGuard Regular is able to secure premises without appearing imposing or fortress-like. Its anti-climb design and vandal-proof panel to post fixings give the panels the strength and rigidity to demark public and private spaces, deter potential intruders, or simply keep shoppers and young children out of harm’s way.
For access for staff, delivery and service vehicles, Jacksons also installed two single leaf and four double leaf EuroGuard swing gates, which match the perimeter fencing.
Head of Commercial Sales at Jacksons Fencing Cris Francis says: “Simons Group is one of the biggest names in retail construction and development, so this is a significant project for Jacksons, and testament to the high quality of our products and expertise of our team.”
Brian Hodgkin, Commercial Manager at Simons Group, adds: “It’s obviously crucial that our projects are properly secured and we were pleased to work together with Jacksons to ensure security on the Portsmouth Retail park was of the highest standard.”
About Jacksons Fencing
A family business founded in 1947 in Kent, it operates from three UK locations, Ashford, Bath and Chester and employs over 240 people in design, manufacture and installation of timber and steel fencing, gates, environmental noise barriers, bollards, automation and access control systems. Visit www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk.