Bow High School London
In East London, Bow High School were set to relocate to a brand new £30 million facility in Bow Lock back in 2014.
This property was commissioned with the potential to increase their capacity, introducing over 1,000 more pupils into the school. This state of the art development offered the school additional features, such as a larger assembly and dining hall alongside three rooftop sports pitches.
The air quality at ground level was rather poor at their new development because of the A12 dual carriageway with it being adjacent to the school. Bow High School needed to find an alternative area for their external sports facilities. In an innovative use of space, they decided to situate their sports facilities on the roof. However, this use of space came with major safety concerns and the client was in need of a Rooftop Sports Pitch Fencing System around the perimeter of the building that held security elements. Alongside this fencing solution, a netting system was needed to cover the perimeter to prevent balls escaping play.
CLD Fencing Systems designed, manufactured and supplied Dulok Double Wire Mesh Fencing Systems which was used for the side walls with CLD’s Ballstop Netting System, covering the square footage of the roof.
As Bow High School were to utilise their rooftop space for 3 sports pitches, they had a number of specific requirements for the project.
- Secure the rooftop with perimeter fencing which features anti-climb properties, to keep their students safe.
- A netting system to prevent balls from being kicked or thrown onto the street below, minimising stoppages of play.
Ball Stop Netting
Due to the poor air quality at ground level for sports, the rooftop was the only space that would fit the three sports MUGA pitches. With this we urgently needed a rooftop sports pitch fencing with netting to protect our students and would stop balls from escaping and falling onto the street below. CLD Systems were able to design, manufacture and supply systems that matched our requirements exactly.