The Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Tennis is the lead up tournament to one of the largest and most well-known Tennis Opens in the world, Wimbledon. Between June 18th-24th StadiumTM completed a week’s deployment of the ATG Access Surface Guard, the longest repeated deployment at any event for the company so far.
The Fever-Tree Championships was our largest profile event to date to use the system, set at the heart of Baron’s Court in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The Surface Guard was deployed in four locations surrounding the two main entrances and vulnerable areas of crowded space.
Today the threat is high and the risk of vehicle attacks is prevalent, therefore it was imperative for the Tournament to use HVM solutions. The way to which Queens Club is situated leaves very open and vulnerable spaces, the high profile of the event creates a risk.
The barriers not only impacted the security but positively impacted the residents living within the secured area. In prior events traffic managed to travel down the closed roads around the venue impacting the residents parking and disrupting crowd movement. With the barriers in place, cars and critical infrastructure was protected, the road became pedestrianised.
Within the four deployments there were two vehicle access points, which allowed residents, tournament vehicles, deliveries and emergency vehicles to make their way through with authorisation. Our barrier team members remained with the equipment at all times and those on vehicle access points in radio contact with tournament operators.
Barrier deployment profile:
- ~60m of barrier used
- 4 roads were covered
- 2 vehicle access points
- 7 day deployment
To quote Baron’s Court resident, Bill Howell
“I am pleased to say that during the whole of the Fever Tree tennis tournament at Queens Club this June it was pleasing to note that the team from StadiumTM responsible for erecting and dismantling the HVM barriers under the supervision of Mr Neil Farmer took the time to consider the residents in Perham Rd with amicable exchanges of procedures discussed in depth”
“.. As I live practically on top of where the barriers were located by the main entrance I was impressed after the initial assembly that the disturbance was kept to a minimum bearing in mind that many sections of the barriers are heavy duty steel. If this company continues to attend these events with this level of consideration and efficiency it bodes well for both the residents and Queens Club in the future.”