PAS 68 planters

PAS68 CT Planter

Counter terror planters are effective vehicle defence barriers for high profile buildings, infrastructure or urban centres that also provide a versatile and architectural way to bring nature into urban spaces.

Our PAS 68 counter-terror planter system is a clever utilisation of our counter-terror block that has been designed to provide space for the planting of trees, plants, shrubs, foliage or flowers.

The solid heavy base, combined with the addition of soil and plants, makes them a formidable line of defence against hostile vehicles which strengthens the PAS 68 building stand-off zone.

Benefits of PAS 68 planters

A vital line in the fight against terror is citizen resilience, so one of the biggest advantages of counter terror planters is that they offer the ultimate balance between security and an attractive urban environment.

Therefore the fact that counter terror planters allow urban centres can be brightened up with natural greenery and colour means that pedestrians aren’t consciously alert to the fact that are actually providing them with a vital safeguard.

In our view, PAS 68 planters are a great way of brightening up urban centres and providing security that doesn’t make the public feel like they’ve entered a security zone.


PAS 68 planters are installed in much the same way as counter-terror blocks. They are recessed 100 mm into the ground meaning that vital utilities needn’t be disturbed. Not only does this save cost – it saves time and means protection can be set in place at quick notice.

Our range of counter terror planters

Here at Concrete Barriers HQ we offer a wide range of counter terror planters in a range of finishes including FSC certified hardwood, natural stone and stainless steel.

To the counter-terror block base a timber surround, planting membrane and drainage material are added. The system can offer a range of planting depths from 300mm to 700mm.

Because the system starts with a low foundation counter-terror block and is then augmented by a hardwood timber surround, we can manufacture planters designed specifically for your project, no matter whether a contemporary or traditional look is required.

For more information about our vehicle security planters, or to explore how you can incorporate them into a wider HVM installation, please get in touch with a member of our team on 01623 513 355.

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