Hostile Vehicle Mitigation

There is an increasingly significant requirement for security and protection of public buildings and spaces
against vehicle-borne threats. These threats can range from opportunistic vandalism to well-planned attacks by criminals and terrorists.

Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) are used to maximise structural damage with inevitable human consequences. Here at Concrete Barriers HQ, we have developed a PAS 68:2010 V/7500/N2 approved vehicle barriers system proven to protect the perimeter of buildings from hostile vehicle attack. There’s more information about perimeter protection in our Hostile Vehicle Mitigation advice sheet available to download for free.

The CT Block

We have developed the Counter Terror (CT) Block. This perimeter security system has been designed to stop a 7.5 tonne vehicle traveling at 40mph. Manufactured from natural aggregates, the CT Block requires only very shallow (100mm) foundations, making it inexpensive to install without compromising on building security. See how effective it is by viewing the video below.

Available in a range of colours and finishes, this PAS 68: 2010 V/7500/N2 approved vehicle barrier has been designed to be visually enhancing to the area it protects and, with the installation of optional seating, a practical addition to a building perimeter.

Stop unwanted vehicles encroaching too closely to your building or public space with the CT Block from Townscape. The CT Block is already protecting many of the UK’s largest airports, utilities infrastructure, visitor attractions, government and public buildings. See our case studies here.

Make your building secure from vehicle attack

There are many terms for hostile vehicle mitigation, including: perimeter security, perimeter protection, security bollards, vehicle barriers, ram raid protection and building security. Whichever term you use, you need to specify a tried and tested vehicle defence perimeter security system to protect your people and property against three of the main types of vehicle attack: parked vehicles, encroachment and penetrative attack. Find out more about hostile vehicle mitigation here.

Vehicle Security Barriers

There are two types of vehicle security barrier; passive (static) or active (operable). Because active vehicle barriers are vulnerable to duress, deception and human error, it is advisable to defend a building from vehicle attack with a passive vehicle defence system. The CT Block, whilst passive, only requires 100mm foundations, meaning it can be easily and cost effectively installed and re-positioned should the potential area(s) for vehicle attack move.

Free Perimeter Protection fact sheet

Don’t specify vehicle barriers until you’ve read our free hostile vehicle mitigation factsheet available to download here:

Factsheet thumbnail

Latest updates

08 09 2017 An event organiser’s guide to Hostile Vehicle…

The increasing frequency of terror attacks in the UK and Europe…

05 09 2017 Hostile Vehicle Mitigation – a guide for…

The UK and Europe have recently witnessed a string of horrific…

23 08 2017 Hostile Vehicle Guidelines for Crowded Places…

Following a horrific spate of terrorist attacks in the UK and…


RT @ThisIsRMS: Listen to the latest in the @Kings_Chambers podcast series with experts from @Barrattplc and @torltd, discussing the plannin…
9 months ago by Townscape

Thanks to @Build_Magazine for covering our views on how #architects, town #planners and specifiers can protect peop…
1 year, 1 month ago by Townscape

A guide to solar bollards
1 year, 2 months ago by Townscape

  • ConcreteBarriersHQ provided a turn-key operation for us.
    Mark Bradley
    Programme Manager Manchester Airport Group
  • The CT Blocks provided perfect functionality whilst enhancing the street landscape.
    Mark Bradley
    Programme Manager Manchester Airport Group
  • The CT Blocks provided a cost effective solution, low unit cost and reduced installation costs, and reduced disruption. The ideal solution for our needs.
    Mark Bradley
    Programme Manager Manchester Airport Group