Case Studies

Manchester United - Case Study

Manchester United - Old Trafford

Manchester United - Case Study

Manchester United Football Club is using the Net2 system from Paxton to control the egress of fans at its grounds at Old Trafford. Although primarily an access control system, the Net2 software has been specially adapted to meet the club’s exact requirements. The result is a system that is both simple to operate and highly effective, allowing for the upmost flexibility in controlling the crowds.

Manchester United Football Club needs no introduction. With 330 million supporters world wide, its fame has spread well beyond the borders of the UK. As one of the founding members of the UK premier league, its home stadium at Old Trafford has almost iconic status with the club’s fans.

With a capacity of 76,000, security and the safe movement of both home and visiting fans on match days is of paramount importance to the club.

Peckforton Castle

Authentic Style and Modern Facilities at Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle is an enchanting hotel in the heart of Cheshire, described by English Heritage as ‘the only intact medieval style castle in the country’. Built in the middle of the 19th century as a family home for Lord Tollemache and designed in gothic style by architect Anthony Salvin, today Peckforton Castle is one of the North West’s leading venues.

Extremely popular for leisure breaks, corporate events, conferences and weddings, Peckforton Castle has been used as a location for various films and TV shows, including Robin Hood, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and most recently the Coronation Street 50th anniversary DVD ‘A Knight’s Tale’. The owners of Peckforton Castle, the Naylor family, have worked hard to maintain its authenticity whilst providing guests with every modern comfort.

Chris Naylor, Managing Director of Peckforton, says: “We successfully strike a fine balance between preserving the heritage of this magnificent venue and ensuring all modern facilities run smoothly.”

Canoe England's sustainable new site

Paxton makes a splash at Canoe England’s sustainable new site

Canoe England's sustainable new site

Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a multi-water sports centre on Manvers Lake, based in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire. The centre specialises in paddle sports, with canoeing being at the heart of its activities. Manvers is an ideal place for grassroots learners to train in a real Olympic setting.

The centre works in partnership with Canoe England, the national governing body for canoeing, set up by Sport England. Sport England receives a yearly capital grants allowance from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to support the development of certain sport across the country.

In 2008 Canoe England used this funding and embarked upon a new project to turn a disused lakeside pit in Rotherham into a canoeing centre fit for Olympic standard training. Now, with help and support from the Environment Agency, the Carbon Trust and Dearne Valley College, Manvers Waterfront Boat Club is a haven for the local community.

The Gym - Case Study

Paxton's Vandal Resistant Metal Keypad Hangs Tough at The Gym

The Gym - Case Study

The Gym is a rapidly developing chain of venues that offers their customers flexible and accessible gym membership. With 11 sites in major cities across the UK, including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, The Gym has just opened the doors to their new Brighton site. Located just adjacent to the Palace Pier, The Gym at Brighton boasts enviable sea views from the running machines, ideal for a relaxing work out.

The Gym venues are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with staff on shift 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm at the weekends. The central location makes the new site ideal for busy Brighton inhabitants who want gym membership that fi ts in with their work schedules and fast-paced lifestyles. The service provided is a modern health club for people on the move. All day, every day gym members can access the premises using an eight digit PIN code they receive when they join The Gym online. This means that customers can use the venues at all hours of the day and night, without the need for staff having to be present.

Portland Marina

Portland Marina is one of the approved training venues for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams

Portland Marina

Dean & Reddyhoff is one of the UK’s leading marine operators and has successful operations at Weymouth, Hasler and East Cowes. They have recently opened their new marina at Portland Harbour. Situated on the Jurassic coast, the marina is accessible at all states of tide and provides premium facilities for its customers. Portland Marina is one of the approved training venues for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams. It will form part of the venue for hosting the sailing events for the 2012 games.

Designing in security is important for this type of development. Access control is part of the security package that customers require when berthing their yachts in a marina. Dean & Reddyhoff’s other marinas already use access control, but the systems are not controlled from a PC, so management is time consuming. Keen to start with a clean slate, Steve Godden (one of the company’s directors) was interested in looking at some different options.