Large office in Reading, UK adds a unique automatic revolving door and an array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles to curtail unauthorized entry
Lillington, North Carolina, July 8th, 2020 Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that 32-41 West Street, a retail headquarters building in Reading, United Kingdom, has upgraded the buildings entrance with an energy-saving revolving door and an array of optical turnstiles for increased lobby security.
Nestled in Reading, Berkshire, in the United Kingdom, 32-41 West Street serves as a home to 580+ employees working in over 130,000 sq. ft. of office space.
Redesigning the Entrance with a Unique Revolving Door
In 2018, Morey Smith Architects were hired to redesign the headquarters building, including an office expansion, as well as a new café and staff gym. The building entry and atrium were to also undergo an upgrade, with architects designing with aesthetics and high-quality functionality in mind.
First, the entrance to the building was outfitted with a unique revolving door solution. Architects combined features of two revolving door models to create the ultimate entrance. They mixed the all-glass look of the Crystal TQ with the minimal metal framing of the TQA to create an automatic entrance that would add to the prestige of the building while also saving on energy and creating a comfortable environment inside. The revolving door was also connected to the buildings access control system so that it could be locked afterhours and still allow access to employees with an authorized credential.
Adding Security While Maintaining a Spacious, Open Feeling
For security into the atrium, architects didnt want to impose on the open, airy feeling of the buildings large atrium. As a result, Morey Smith installed an array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles with tall glass barriers to deter and detect tailgating into the office space. The turnstiles were placed near a reception desk so that staff are able to respond to alarms, as well as grant access to authorized visitors through the use of a BoonTouch remote control panel.
James Cox, Area Sales Manager for Boon Edam UK mentions, Boon Edam optical turnstiles are always a popular choice for corporate offices, not only for security reasons but because there aesthetically nice to look at which is ideal for an open environment building.
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