Security planters make shopping safer in Nottingham


Four gleaming security planters have been making shopping a safer experience for Midlands bargain-hunters after we installed them in a busy Nottingham street.

Securiscape was asked to install the quartet of decorative brushed steel 1.2 sq m HVM PAS68 planters across the pedestrianised street to safeguard shoppers going about their business.

Security planters make shopping safer in Nottingham

Although on the surface the barrier planters offer a pleasing way to break up the concrete jungle and add a touch of nature, underneath the surround lurks our unique safety system, which consists of a steel frame surrounding a tough polyethylene planter.

Designed and built to meet the rigorous requirements of the PAS68 standard and capable of stopping a 7.5 tonne truck travelling at 40mph in its tracks, the Nottingham security planters are the latest addition to Securiscape’s growing number of UK PAS 68 installations, following similar projects in Leeds, Birmingham and London.

Mark Stone, managing director of Securiscape, said: “The street in question is one of the busiest shopping streets in the UK and, as such, it becomes full of pedestrians at peak shopping hours.

“We have seen how in other cities, people have used vehicles to target pedestrians, which is why we were asked to install the security planters to provide a barrier that will offer protection to anybody using the street.

“It was very straightforward to install the planters and, thanks to the brushed steel, we think they make a very smart addition to the street.”

Security planters make shopping safer in Nottingham

The security planters were installed on a temporary basis in time for the city’s important Christmas shopping season last year, a task which required us carrying out the work at 3am.

Our PAS68 hostile vehicle mitigation planters are available in a range of sizes and finishes, including a bronze patina, and can be used to host displays of plants and even trees.

Securiscape was established 12 years ago and also supplies reinforced bollards and street furniture, as well as a bomb-proof litter bin and our ingenious SecuriPods, a temporary defence which can be installed in minutes to protect pedestrians attending outdoor events.

Want to know more about our PAS68 planters or our other exciting products? Contact our sales team on 01335 370979 or message us via our contact form

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