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Project Background

Temporary Security – Inverness Testing Centre

Client Name

UHI Campus Inverness


26th April 2020


Temporary Fencing

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, CLD Fencing Systems has helped to protect a number of testing centres and temporary hospitals with their Rapid Response Physical Security Team (RRPST). So, when CLD Fencing Systems were contacted to help protect a testing centre being constructed in Inverness, they jumped at the chance to support key workers.

Similar to the testing centres that had previously been worked on, the site meant that key workers were able to use the drive thru centre as part of the UK wide Government Scheme. This network of testing centre across the UK provided PCR swab tests, allowing essential workers to go back to work after receiving negative COVID-19 tests.

The facility was situated on the UHI Inverness Campus and set to open on the 26th April. With the speed of the RRPST on prior testing centres, Sunbelt Rentals contacted CLD once again to help secure the perimeter. Before the site opened, CLD Fencing Systems managed to turn around 320m of FenceSafe Eclipse with a single Temporary Pedestrian Swing Gate within the 24-hour window given.


  • Fencing and Gate System

    A major requirement for the site was sufficient perimeter protection around the facility, in order to keep visitors safe and secure during their appointments.

    • FenceSafe Eclipse Temporary Fencing System; the original revolution in temporary fencing offers sites the benefit of all the safety and security of a permanent solution but in a temporary installation using our patented cantilever bases.
  • The Brief

    To protect this testing centre during appointments and visits, they were in need of a temporary fencing system that held all the same security properties as a permanent solution. These were the following requirements:

    • A perimeter that is safe and secure for all visitors and staff
    • Zero ground strike temporary fencing for fast installation
    • Wind loaded rated solution for added security


“The UK Government is rapidly scaling up the national effort to boost testing capacity for coronavirus to protect the vulnerable, support our NHS, and ultimately save lives. This new service will help end the uncertainty of whether the NHS and social care staff and other key workers need to stay at home, meaning those who test negative will be able to return to work.”

Health Minister, Lord Bethell

Benefits of using FenceSafe Temporary Fencing Systems:

  • Profiled panels with secure fixings
  • Temporary to permanent fencing option to reuse panels in projects
  • Designed for site security
  • Wind load rated temporary fencing system
  • Full site-specific wind loading report available as standard
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