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Project Background

Safety Velodrome Fencing – Palmer Park Reading

Client Name

Palmer Park

Timescale

2016-2017

Sector

Sport Fencing

In 2016, Reading Borough Council and the British Cycling invested over £350,000, in a joint funded scheme, into the Palmer Park Sports Stadium. This investment was set to fund the renovations to the Velodrome track fencing, lighting and other improvements to the cycle track in order to improve visitor experiences. After the restoration, Palmer Park’s velodrome track was officially reopened to the public on March 11th 2017 by the Mayor of Reading, Mohammed Ayub and representatives from the British Cycling.

The original safety velodrome track fencing featured a raft of boards with concrete posts that held very little protection and greatly needed an upgrade. As this was joint funded, they were able to support and advise on the correct system that held the appropriate standards for velodrome fencing.

CLD Fencing Systems Safety Velodrome Fencing has been specified on a number of British Cycling funded projects, including Preston Park in Brighton and University of York Sports Village. So CLD Fencing Systems designed, manufactured and supplied their Velodrome Fencing System, featuring a host of safety properties, which are unique to CLDs Velodromes Fencing Solution.

  • Fencing and Gate Systems

    With renovations to the Palmer Park cycle track underway, the client required specified Safety Velodrome Fencing to improve the security of the site. The following fencing systems was selected by both Reading Borough Council and British Cycling in order to adhere to these requirements:

    • Velodrome Fencing System; incredibly popular for spectator sports, creating a safe perimeter around the action, whilst giving spectators a strong and comfortable rail to lean on. This system is also specified by British Cycling and has been utilised on a number of velodromes across the United Kingdom.
  • The Brief

    The brief for this project was set out by the specific requirements both clients wanted for the Safety Velodrome Fencing.

    • Increase the safety and security of the perimeter fencing around the track.
    • Must be specified by the British Cycling adhering to appropriate standards.

“I am delighted the improvements to Palmer Park Sports Stadium, including the fantastic new Velodrome Track Fencing, are now complete. We want to encourage our residents to be as active as possible and the provision of good quality, readily accessible sports facilities; such as Palmer Park, underpins this ambition.”

Paul Gittings, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Sport

Benefits of using Sports Rail System:

  • Spectator Rail System
  • Tubular hand rail system
  • British Cycling and Sports England approved
  • Available with or without additional mid-rails or mesh panel infill
  • Versatile and Attractive
  • Range of RAL colours available