Galway is a thriving tourist destination situated on the west coast of Ireland, voted as European Capital of Culture 2020. It is a popular meeting spot, well known for it’s colourful shop facades and busy café/bar culture. Every year huge crowds gather for festivals, such as, the Galway Arts Festival, Galway Races and numerous other events.
A labyrinth of cobbled streets, Galway City Council wished to upgrade the cities pedestrianised zones and invited specialist contractors to tender, to replace the existing bollards.
Designed by leading bollard manufacturers ATG Access, all of the bollards are hydraulically operated and impact tested to the latest crash tested standards, offering a complete solution for protecting town and city infrastructures.
Working across eight locations Breezemount engineers upgraded seven existing bollards system. The eighth location did not have existing bollards in place and required a full installation scheme.
To avoid peak season the scheme was scheduled for 8 weeks during the winter months. Working alongside civil engineering firm, PD Lydon, the old bollard systems were removed and replaced with new, securing pedestrian areas across the city.
Controlled in a variety of ways, the bollards are mostly in the upright position to restrict access to vehicles. Using a combination of traffic light columns and proximity reading systems the bollards can be lowered for deliveries and service vehicles.