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Manchester Airport has bolstered the security outside its main terminal buildings with the installation of Counter Terrorist (CT) blocks made by Townscape Products Limited. Townscape are exhibiting in April at the Counter Terror Expo in London.
The blocks are there to prevent unwanted vehicle incursion at the departure and arrival areas of each terminal building. Manchester Airport also used the installation of the vehicle defence system to create a new transport and taxi drop off area, aiming to improve customer transit times. Jonathan Goss, managing director of Nottinghamshire-based street furniture manufacturer Townscape, said: “Manchester Airport Group (MAG) tasked us to design and create an attractive external landscape outside terminal buildings which would protect the buildings and people inside from vehicle incursion yet not create an eyesore. Our CT blocks only need to be recessed into the surrounding tarmac, concrete or paved area to a depth of 100mm. This makes the installation period quick, easy and cost effective as no major groundworks are required – a major selling point for MAG as it created substantial cost savings and meant little disruption to busy airport life.” Their CT blocks are made from a reconstituted stone mix using selected aggregates. Other quartz Cornish fines were added to the mix to add to the final finish of the exposed natural stone. Designed and built to the PAS 68 standard, the units are tested and approved at TRL for CPNI.