ASSA ABLOY Security Doors will install more than 600 of its high performance doors throughout a new building in London, representing one of the next big steps in the regeneration of Victoria.
Supplying the doorsets throughout the prism-like structure at 62 Buckingham Gate, the building that will result in 23,500m2 of prime office space with high-profile retail units at ground level, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors products will aid fire safety, and provide control over access and acoustics.
Working closely with architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli and Swanke, Hayden & Connell, in the early stages of the project, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has encompassed all requirements in specification and design, from client, Land Securities, manufacturing the high performance metal doorsets at its specialist site in Lisburn.
Fire doors successfully certified and audited by Exova Warrington Fire under the Certifire Compliance scheme provide the necessary level of fire protection under British and European standards. Sound-absorbent acoustic doors eradicate unwanted noise, reducing the negative effect on productivity that even low-level noise can have within the commercial environment. Finally, personnel doors contribute to the necessary access control for staff-only areas, dividing them from what will become public areas of the development.
Trevor Mitchell, Project Director at Land Securities, said: “Having worked with ASSA ABLOY Security Doors on a number of other projects, including Cardinal Place, New Street Square and One New Change, we knew the company had the resources and expertise to deliver.”
Chris Cole, Area Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “Sustainable, robust and effective door solutions are becoming more and more attractive to commercial specifiers, who are focusing on minimising repairs and maintenance bills, aiding efficient facilities management and reducing environmental impact. We’ve seen an increase in the amount of commercial properties that see steel doors as their solution of choice.
“We’re proud to have contributed, once again, to a project that is part of the progressive and exciting developments in Central London. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has secured a number of buildings, which are sure to become iconic features of London’s skyline.”
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors manufactures and installs steel and timber doors in a range of performance options, including security, fire resistant, vandal resistant, acoustic and external.