Case Study: Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council approached Heald to provide an access control system for visitors and businesses as part of a new public realm pedestrianisation scheme. Opting for the Electro Mechanical Matador, Heald worked alongside Balfour Beatty to install and commission the product. 

Crash tested to halt an 18 tonner N3C vehicle, the Electro Mechanical Matador was installed in a very high profile area of the town and therefore needed to blend in with the aesthetics of the area. The EM Matador was installed with Heald’s Architectural Paving System, which allows paving systems to be added to the Matador base.

Antony Philips, Principal Urban Designer for Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council added: "Heald provided the relevant expertise and track record to deliver the solution we wanted to achieve. The recessed Matador 4 system was the perfect solution both in terms of function and aesthetic quality given the locations conservation area context and the key role it plays in the town centre public spaces."