Irish firm ESF completes furniture contract for Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena

ESF, which has previously worked on Global Village and Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, provided 700+ products for the Dubai arena

ESF has completed its work for Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena.
ESF has completed its work for Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena.

Irish furniture company Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) – which has previously worked on Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure and Global Village, as well as the Warner Bros Theme Park in Abu Dhabi – is revealed to have completed its contract for Coca-Cola Arena – a major UAE construction project that was previously called Dubai Arena – for which it delivered more than 700 pieces of customised furniture and security products, including bollards, benches, tree grates, and litter bins.

The Newtonabbey-based company worked with the Department for International Trade and Invest Northern Ireland to quote for the project.

ESF’s managing director, Alan Lowry, said Coca-Cola Arena has been the firm’s largest project, for which most of ESF’s products were manufactured in Ireland.

Commenting on the scope of works, Lowry said: “We supplied a number of products, most of which were manufactured in Northern Ireland, including security bollards to go around the perimeter to ensure its protection as well as benches, litter bins, and tree grates.”

Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena can seat 17,000 [image: ESF].

Lowry explained that security products for Coca-Cola Arena were picked in line with the “greater focus” that is being placed on perimeter security across the world, especially from a crowd management perspective.

“All ESF’s security bollards are PAS 68-tested and certified and due to our recent acquisition of Sentry Posts, we have the technical ability to design and deliver a global project of this scale.”

Northern Ireland’s head of territory for India, Middle East, and Africa, Swathi Sri, said ESF had built on “recent successes in the UAE” and was commendable for having secured work “on such a significant project” as the Coca-Cola Arena.

ESF started engaging with export markets in 2013, and by 2018, had supplied products to 22 countries. The firm launched its first American office last year.

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