ATG Access first established a relationship with Cardiff City Council when they initially installed automatic systems in the city centre. Cardiff has recently upgraded their systems to high-security products to coincide with Olympic events being held within the city. ATG Access has yet again delivered on tight timescales and to the required specification.
Ray Hanigan, Cardiff City Council
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Cardiff is one of the UK’s largest cities and the capital of Wales. The city is home to 350,000 people, and the centre is home to a highly pedestrianised shopping district. ATG Access has worked on a number of projects around the city centre to help keep these pedestrian areas safe.
When the major shopping complex in the city centre – St David’s was renovated, Cardiff City Council installed ATG Access, VP traffic management systems outside the idyllic City Hall campus and enforced bus-only lanes within the city at 3 different locations.
When phase two of this renovation project was proposed the city of Cardiff was deemed eligible for the crowded place funding security scheme from the government. This meant that the city centre could upgrade some of their existing VP systems to the higher security SP range of bollards.
The project location was within the more traditional, heritage area of the city. This meant that any high-security bollards would need to be sympathetic to the area’s aesthetics. They also had to blend in with the security systems that were already in place.
ATG Access provided a customised version of its high-security SP series bollards, working with street furniture designer Furnitubes to deliver a high-security bollard core with black and gold traditional sleeves.
This allowed the Council to achieve the aesthetic they required, without compromising on safety.
Following the success of the project, ATG Access has built a long-standing relationship with Cardiff City Council, instaling similar security solutions across the city.
The 2012 Olympics saw The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff being used for some of the Olympic events. Roads needed to be blocked off for the event and the level of security upgraded. ATG Access worked with Cardiff City Council to produce bespoke, stainless steel bollard sleeves featuring the famous Welsh Dragon.
More recently, ATG Access has helped further pedestrianise part of the city centre with the installation of surface guard barriers.
This long-standing relationship with Cardiff City Council will hopefully continue for years to come.