High-End Fiji Sport Facility

Hampden Installs Perimeter Security for High-End Fiji Sports Facility

At Hampden, we are always prepared to go the extra mile. So when artificial turf specialists, SportsWorx, contacted Hampden about a top-level sports field in Fiji they were scheduled to start work on, we were keen to be involved.
With its state-of-the-art synthetic turf, the new venue would need effective purpose-designed perimeter security. As Hampden has 48 years as New Zealand’s number one high security experts, a proven track record in design and technical expertise, the ability to deliver on time and on budget, and a “can do” attitude, we were a logical strategic partner for SportsWorx.

A World-Class Sportsground

An hour’s drive from Suva takes you to Pacific Harbour, which is known as Fiji’s ‘Adventure Capital’. Here, you’ll find the award-winning Uprising Beach Resort, which is where this world-class sports ground is being constructed. But this isn’t just anysportsground – it will be an international field that will be accredited to World Rugby and FIFA Standards and will host teams from around the globe.

An Effective Fence and Gate Solution

As the venue is to be a world-class facility, it needs an effective fence and gate solution to control access to the public and the comings and goings of sports teams and spectators.

The Scope

Hampden designed and manufactured a three-metre high Pipe and Mesh Chainlink fence. With a total length of 408 metres, it will have three pedestrian gates and one maintenance/vehicle gate providing access to the field’s outer limits.

Hampden Team Making Good Progress

To meet the tight schedule Hampden shipped all materials to Fiji over Christmas and then dispatched an Installation Team mid-January. At the time of writing, the team was making good progress despite the unpredictable hot and rainy tropical weather. The fence installation is due to be completed by mid-February. Once the field is secure, Sportsworx will be able to complete their scope of work, and local and international teams can then enjoy what is sure to be a fantastic World-Class facility.

Case Study: Hampden's High Security Solution

The Police Custody Unit was recently constructed at the Mt Eden Correctional Facility. Designed to accommodate detainees, it has replaced the defunct custodial holding cells at Auckland Central Police Station in the CBD.

Hampden Fence was engaged to work with Arrow International to design, fabricate and install high security fencing and gate solutions to meet the rigorous security requirements of the Corrections Department. Work was undertaken while the main prison buildings remained operational. Read the case study here.

Hampden Fence Proud Supporters of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

At Hampden Fence we take Health and Safety very seriously and should the worst happen we want to be there as well to support our staff, their families and the wider community when it is needed the most. Hampden Fence is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, who do an exceptional job at providing emergency air ambulance, search and rescue services across the wider Auckland region.

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Sistema Global Distribution Center - Safety Fencing

Global plastics giant, Sistema, recently built a 200,000 square foot global manufacturing and distribution center in Mangere, Auckland - effectively keeping its operations here in New Zealand.

Hampden Fence was called upon to help secure Sistema’s state-of-the-art storage racking systems to ensure staff access was restricted in areas where fast-moving picking cranes operate. Hampden used 436m of 2.3m high welded mesh panels large panels fitted to the back of the racking to create a barrier between the crane aisles. Hampden also installed 218m of 2.1m high Pipe & Mesh Chainlink fencing (with top rail) around the entire perimeter of the storage bay, which ensures staff cannot accidentally enter from the sides. This means only authorised staff can enter through secure entry at each end which disables the crane in that bay. 

At Hampden we’re always keen on a project which ensures the safety and security of people and property. Read more about this project here.

Contact us today to find out how Hampden Fence can help you or your business.

Hampden continues to lead the way for safety

Hampden is proud to announce that as an added safety measure on all automated swing gates we will be adding a high quality 859A/400 'Fall Arrest Cable' which is rated to 1.8T.

Should damage be caused to the gateway (most often when a trucks hits the gate post or gate) resulting in a failed gate hinge the fall arrest cable will prevent the gate from falling and either causing damage to property, or worse still injury or death for a pedestrian.
Our gate hardware supplier believes that no other gates in New Zealand have ever had this type of safety feature installed which means Hampden Fence can safely say that it offers the safest gates in the business!

Contact us today for more on this new industry-first gate safety measure.

Auckland Zoo Exotic Bird Holding Area

In 2015 Hampden Fence was re-approached by the team at Auckland Zoo to assist with another specialist animal enclosure project: the fabrication and installation of an exotic bird holding area within the new exotic bird aviaries.

Hampden was engaged to fabricate the steelwork for the enclosure using its in-house fabrication capabilities, which the Zoo has used extensively on previous other projects.

Hampden had regular contact with main contractor Q Construction, the Zoo and its keepers, to detail the design as it developed and evolved. This ensured the end result was fit for purpose and exactly what the Zoo required:

  • Custom fabricated steel enclosure framing

  • Specialist bird netting

  • Lockable swing gates to match the overall aesthetics of the enclosure

  • Installation management