Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the twelfth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, with more than four million passengers moving through the refurbished terminal in 2013.
Working with contractors Hollingsworth Bros UK Ltd, LJL implemented a new short term "drop off" car parking arrangement. The project called for waiting shelters to provide cover and protection for the pay and display parking machines in the new space.
At the same time, LaFarge Tarmac contacted the specialist highways safety sales team at Glasdon, looking to protect an emergency crossing point at the airport. Emergency services teams and airport staff needed to be able to access the route quickly in a crisis, but keeping access clear was a high priority.
After contacting multiple shelter suppliers, Hollingsworth Bros and LJL chose Glasdon because the overall package that could be offered included competitive pricing, fast delivery and excellent customer service. Carleton Waiting Shelters and Modus Pay & Display Shelters were selected.
Also, the Glasdon socketed bollards are perfect for temporary, permanent or semi-permanent installation - just the job for the airport. The Advanced Neopolitan 150 Bollard's LockFast Socket is permanently fixed in concrete, while the bollard top can be quickly removed using the key provided. An optional blanking cap is available to leave a flush surface if the bollard is out for longer periods of time.
The Glasdon shelters assembly team worked to come in well under the customer's six-week timetable, with all the shelters being delivered early.
Emergency services crews and airport staff have keys for the bollards in case of a crisis. LaFarge Tarmac's operatives were impressed with how easy the bollards were to install, and everyone agrees they look great.