There are few cricket grounds in the world as iconic as Lord’s. It first opened in 1814 and has been the home to international cricket since 1884.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) every four years and the 2019 tournament was hosted by England and Wales at Lord’s in London.
Lord’s hosted five group fixtures before staging the World Cup final on 14 July 2019.
Lord’s Cricket Ground is located in St John’s Wood, a busy and built up district in the City of Westminster and has a responsibility to keep its visitors and local residents safe.
Between May and August 2019, Stadium deployed ATG Access Surface Guard in two locations immediately outside the iconic ground. Both sets of HVM barriers were installed with vehicle access points and manned by experienced HVM teams.
Jon Williams, Head of Security at Lord’s said “In 2019, we worked with Stadium for the first time to provide a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) rental solution at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and the England v Australia Test match.
“Stadium provided us with temporary HVM barriers at two locations for all five events for perimeter security and crowd protection from potential vehicle ramming attacks. Both barriers were manned which allowed access to emergency and VIP vehicles and service providers in approximately 30 seconds.
‘The HVM teams also provided excellent customer service to fans and visitors by providing help with directions to the ticket office and on-site facilities as well as general enquiries from the local community”.