Bobby Moore Sports Hub: Secure and Modern Facility

Replacing an old sports pavilion, the new, state-of the art sports hub at Parsloes Park is a magnificent upgrade for the sporting community at Dagenham.

Facilities Overview

Named after the borough’s very own football legend, Bobby Moore, the £12.8m sports facility boasts sixteen grass sports pitches, two 3G pitches and a third National League System stadia pitch with spectator seating. Pitches are named after Sir Trevor Brooking, Paul Ince and Chloe Kelly.

The bright and open sports hub includes gym facilities, a fitness studio and a café alongside a social space and meeting rooms for the local community to use.

Security Requirements

When specifying this impressive building, where large areas of the café and community spaces have vast spans of glass windows from floor to ceiling, the Police Crime Impact Statement stipulated a requirement for security shutters of LPS 1175 SR3 standard to protect the building when closed.

Being central to a large park, anyone challenging the security would have more time before the alarm was raised, so the higher security rating, SR3, gives a longer protection time, even if there is a deliberate attempted forced entry using a range of attack tools.

Shutter Specification

After researching the market, Architects Bradshaw Gass & Hope were advised to use specialist security shutter manufacturer, Charter Global, who are experts in delivering bespoke solutions when dealing with challenging projects.

Our Integr8 SR3 lintel shutter was ideal for this project as it is engineered to integrate within the fabric of the building for a flush finish while giving excellent security protection.

A total of 24 shutters were supplied in varying sizes and a RAL colour specific to the building.

Architectural Integration

The architects were keen to complement the stunning modern design, so bespoke shutters concealed in the lintels over windows and doors, ensured a discreet, contemporary finish.

By being involved at the early stages of the project, Charter Global were able to supply and install the lintels, so that the 9m span of glazing around the café and community area wasn’t compromised by unsightly fittings or hood boxes.

Operational Flexibility

All the shutters can be independently operated, so that some parts of the building can be ‘blacked’ out for events if required.

The Integr8 Structural SR3 lintel Shutter is a high performance shutter, independently tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and certified to LPS 1175, Issue 7, SR3.

This shutter system is also recognised by Secured by Design as a police preferred specification.

Manufactured from extruded aluminium, the Integr8 Structural SR3 Shutter is available with a wide range of finishes and RAL colours to suit any building style and architecture.

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