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Arena’s aesthetic barriers

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18 December 2018

NOTTINGHAM’S LARGEST venue for live music, the 10,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena, has opted for planters rather than more traditional barriers to protect its entrance area.

It has installed four street planters, provided by Securiscape, in Bolero Square.

“We could have installed a row of security bollards, but we decided that the planters would also allow us to enhance the area with plant displays,” says the Arena’s head of operations Stephen Chaston,

Securiscape MD Mark Stone adds, “The ongoing security situation means that communities need to protect their people and buildings without creating a climate of fear.

“This can be achieved with security planters rather than the types of barriers that make people feel like they are under attack.”

Acts playing the venue include Ozzy Osbourne, Catfish & The Bottlemen, George Ezra, Fatboy Slim and Olly Murs.

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