Axis and EMR Metal Recycling to document construction of new youth centre in UK

11 August 2020
Axis, together with its partner EMR, is to play an exciting role in a project to document the construction of a brand new youth centre to help transform young lives. Axis’ network cameras will capture the construction of Warrington Youth Zone, a 3,200 sq. metre purpose-built centre in the town of Warrington, UK. Incorporating a climbing wall, music room, gym and even its own recording and TV studio, the centre is set to become the go-to place for young people.

EMR, a global metal and plastic recycling company which has its headquarters in Warrington and already works on many charitable initiatives within the area, contacted Axis after being approached by Warrington Youth Club to aid in the planning and development of the centre. The brief: to source hard-wearing network camera technology capable of producing time-lapse footage of the build from the ground up. This will allow those who have helped to raise the required funding, including Warrington Borough Council, to see the project take shape.

Roger Hewitt, Head of Security at EMR, explains: “This project will see a former brownfield site overhauled as part of a £7 million project. Once the build is underway, cameras could potentially be out in all elements, and susceptible to damage or theft. It’s therefore imperative that the technology used is capable of impressive imagery while being highly durable. Axis was the obvious choice, being a trusted partner and specialist in network cameras designed for operation in all conditions.”

With both Axis and EMR having a strong focus on social responsibility and giving something back to local communities, the project represents a chance to be involved in something unique which will have a positive impact on the lives of young people within the town. Dave McNichol, Chief Executive of Warrington Youth Club, elaborates further: “The construction of the Warrington Youth Zone is an incredibly important initiative, bringing enrichment to the lives of youngsters within the local area, helping to improve their mental and physical health.”

Axis’ Nick Platt-Higgins, Key Account Manager, added: “Like EMR, Axis prides itself on being able to give back and help communities wherever it can. We share many of the same values and objectives, so this incredible project is something we had to be involved with. Roger and I discussed the technology requirements and settled on AXIS P3225-LVE anti-vandal dome cameras. They’re incredibly durable and their absence of mounting brackets removes the risk of tampering or theft.”

Find out more about the project here:
Warrington Youth Zone
For further information, please contact: Kristina Tullberg, Regional Communications Manager Northern Europe, Axis Communications
Phone: +46 708 90 18 72
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