Securiscape, the provider of security products, installed its temporary HVM street barriers on the perimeter of a UK city centre beer festival.

Organisers of the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival 2018 requested that four Securipods were placed at the entrance to Bolero Square, the event’s temporary home outside the front of the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

More than 1,000 different beers, including craft and rare beers, were on offer to attendees, who were also able to enjoy stalls, bars and live music at the event, which ran from October 17 to 20. The devices were not fixed into the ground but instead use a system which involves a steel frame hidden beneath a tough recycled polyethylene covering. Measuring 79 centimetres tall, they take just a matter of minutes to install and remove.

Stephen Chaston, head of operations at the Motorpoint Arena, said: “The SecuriPods were installed two days before the event began as a temporary solution given the change in use of the square and have given us time to source a permanent solution going forward.

“Although surrounded by fencing for the event itself, we had plenty of comments from people who knew they were there and appreciated that they were in place to provide protection. These days it’s important for people to know that we are actively putting measures like SecuriPods in place to cover every eventuality.”

Mark Stone, managing director of Securiscape, added: “Our SecuriPods have been fully tested and can offer an effective defence against a determined attack or accidental collision with any four-wheeled vehicle ranging from a car up to a typical delivery truck. They can still act as a cost-effective protective device that helps people to feel safe and secure while they are enjoying themselves.”