Leda is proud to have been appointed once again as the preferred perimeter security partner to another of Australia’s Jewish icons, the NSW Jewish War Memorial and Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst Sydney through Kane Constructions. The museum is housed in the historic Maccabean Hall, built to commemorate NSW Jewish men and women who served in WW1 and to honour the memory of those who lost their lives. Extensive consultations with the Sydney City Council and other stake holders revealed that while the desire to protect such an icon were strong, the Council was particularly focussed on achieving aesthetic milestones reflection both the museum’s heritage and harmonisation of the overall city streetscape.
The solution was to deploy Leda’s composite-injected Bollards
(168mm in diameter) which had previously undergone extensive impact testing in the UK Governments Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Crash Program. These Bollards while physically smaller, were designed and tested to sustain significantly larger energy loads during vehicle crash tests, including a high degree of cutting resistance.
Extensive planning and investigation preceded the civil works as there were concerns about the difficulty in trying to install compliant Bollard reinforcement footings in a historic area rich in service assets and with potential historic significance. Solutions were engineered based on PAS68 specifications and installed in line with the PAS69 guidelines.