Techparc was instructed by First Choice Facilities to provide a gate solution for their client, Carillion Highway Services, for one of their gritting depots. The existing sliding gate was coming to the end of its life and was becoming unreliable and slow. The client was concerned about trucks queuing to enter the site and wanted to make it quicker for staff to exit at the end of a shift.

We proposed a double leaf bi-folding speed gate which provides the same level of security as a sliding gate but reduces the opening time from 30 seconds to 5 seconds. Once the foundations were prepared, pre-fabricated gate sections were lowered into place and bolted down. The gate was then capable of powered operation later the same day.