Live Barriers, the temporary access solutions specialist, helped to protect 53 world leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which took place in London this month.

Working in partnership with CLD Fencing Systems, the supplier of high security fencing and access solutions, Live Barriers deployed its StormFence temporary system ahead of the high-security meeting, which welcomed more than 2000 delegates from 6 different continents.

Almost 1000 metres of StormFence was installed around The Green Park and The Mall, to protect members of the public, residents and those attending or working at the events held in the Commonwealth Village. Temporary vehicle and pedestrian gates, including turnstiles, were also supplied and semi-permeable screens were attached to the system to offer privacy inside both the Commonwealth Village and key security points.

As an exclusive barrier and fencing supplier to the London Metropolitan Police, Live Barriers were tasked with supplying a system that offered the safety and security of a permanent fencing system, but with zero ground strike.

Mark Fisher, general manager at Live Barriers, explained: “StormFence is a revolution in event temporary fencing, offering increased safety, security and sustainability. Using a rigid steel mesh system, StormFence is self-supporting, prevents penetrative vandalism and withstands wind speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

“It was an honour to be asked to provide a solution for such a high profile event and also a reflection of the company’s continuing commitment to excellence and innovation for counteracting the increasing global security threats.”