Elite Precast Concrete was asked to supply TCVB concrete safety barriers to AA Installations, who were contracted to secure a 10m-high ramp specially constructed for local artist / sculptor Keith Harrison’s installation and event in Cannock Chase.
Elite Precast Concrete carry large stocks of high-strength barriers so AA Installations were able to order them straight ‘off-the-shelf’. The barriers are cast from Elite’s well-regarded high-strength concrete (50N/mm2) which, combined with approved steel reinforcing, means that they meet the requirements of EN 1317 ‘Compliant Road Restraint Systems for Temporary Safety Barriers’. PLEASE
A clay model of a Rover 75, the last car produced at the Longbridge works nearby, was lifted onto the 10m-high ramp by crane. Then the 1.5 ton car was made to freefall down the ramp and crash into the TVCB concrete safety barriers at the end of the safety zone. In the staging of the event no barriers were damaged or even moved when the car hit them.
The event was watched by 500 paying spectators who were treated to a spectacular one-off event that will never be replicated, all safe and secure behind the perimeter built from Elite’s TVCB barriers.