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Lochrin Bain case study: Water treatment works security upgrade

Identified as one of 13 national Infrastructure sectors by the UK Government, the water industry has invested heavily in recent years upgrading perimeter security systems with the aid of LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) and LPS1175 rated security fencing.

The installation of 450 metres of fencing and various gates, including specially fabricated panels and bespoke fabrication work, was completed with the assistance of Secured by Design (SBD) member company Lochrin Bain at an undisclosed water treatment works in the north of England as part of these upgrades. The project involved LPS1175 Issue 8: B3 (SR2) Combi™ SL2 Palisade security fencing, chosen by the main contractors NMCN for its ease of installation, requiring no specialist tooling and the fact the system was designed to rake easily, solving issues raised with other security fencing solutions previously used.

The area that needed to be secured featured various “problematic” sections with pipes running through the fence line or having to go up against uneven wall sections whilst always maintaining the specified security rating. The team at installers IP Jones worked with Lochrin Bain’s technical department to ensure original concepts and ideas were transformed into full technical drawings for approval prior to manufacturing in-house. This resulted in a quick, simple and professional installation on site.

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Lochrin Combi™ SL2 Palisade security fencing uses a unique, patented vee slot design with additional security features which helped it gain LPS1175 Issue 8: B3 (SR2) accreditation. Unlike traditional Palisade fencing which can be easily compromised, the Combi™SL2 fence has been independently tested, and also achieves Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification status.

Stephen Russell, Commercial Manager at Lochrin Bain, said: “Everyone involved with the project was delighted with the process from original enquiry through to design stage, construction and handover. The installation team on site commented on the ease of installation being a massive selling point, with the panels raking to sloping sections across the site at ease. Working closely with I.P Jones Operations Manager and the Security team at NMCN the process was smooth with the client receiving a security rated fence on time and within budget.”

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SBD National Lead Kenny McHugh said: “As specialists in security fencing Lochrin Bain work tirelessly to design and manufacture products to protect key assets across the UK and their SBD accredited products are regularly identified as the appropriate perimeter security solution for protecting our Critical National Infrastructure.”

Lochrin Bain has been manufacturing high-quality fencing products for over 160 years and have a proven and established manufacturing facility in Cumbernauld on the outskirts of Glasgow, which continues to provide the most up-to-date fencing solutions available on the market. To find out more about Lochrin Bain and their extensive range of SBD accredited physical perimeter security products, visit

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