ASSA ABLOY Total Specification Secures Students


ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has supplied a range of security and hardware products for a multi-use student regeneration project in London.

Developed on a disused exhibition venue and car park, the site on Blackburn Road, West Hampstead, is set to provide 90 student accommodation units and 25,000sqft of flexible commercial workspace. Designed to encourage investment and employment in the local area, the regeneration project is based on a sustainable redevelopment programme.

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has supplied a number of security systems and products to the urban regeneration project, set to bring significant environmental benefits to the North West area of London, including its ASSA journal hinges, UNION high security mortice locks, keyULTRA™ cylinders and stainless steel door furniture, plus door closers and timber doorsets from ASSA ABLOY.

Supplying products for over 1000 doorsets, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions developed a bespoke total specification solution that provided the correct balance between accessibility and security at the multi-use venue, which will be used by students, staff and the public.

Demonstrating its versatile credentials, ASSA ABLOY supplyed fully painted timber doorsets, in colours to match the interior design scheme, guaranteed a high quality and consistency of finish. This also helped to reduce the amount of labour and hazardous materials required on site ¬– critical on such a large project, with multiple uses in the combination of commercial space and student living. 

Commenting on the exciting development that continues to transform derelict areas of the capital, David Shields, Regional Development Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “The development at Blackburn Road is about more than providing student accommodation for the many thousand of students studying in London, it's a chance to improve the environment for the local residents and create more jobs during a tough employment market. Developed on a brownfield site, the surrounding area will also see significant investment, with improvements to pavements, green areas as well as lighting and security for residents.

“We were pleased to work on a project that is committed to developing disused areas within the capital and providing improved living environments for local communities. More than that, as a company with excellent green credentials and continuing investment in UK manufacturing, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions is proud to have been involved in the next generation of student accommodation.”

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