London’s Riverscape Office Building Again Selects Boon Edam Entrance Solutions for Renovation
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that a multi-story office building in London was recently refurbished to upgrade its existing Boon Edam revolving doors and optical turnstiles. Now adorning the entrance are two all-glass Crystal TQ revolving doors, accompanied by an array of slim Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles in the lobby.
Renovations with Current Trends in Mind
Originally opened in 1980, Riverscape is a 63,000 square foot, multi-story office space located at 10 Queen Street Place. The modern development sits on the sought-after area of the River Thames, just minutes from the bustling area of Cannon Street Station. Recently, the building owners decided to upgrade the look and feel of Riverscape, incorporating the current trends of open atriums, flexible floor space and usable rooftop space. The refurbishment project also included the replacement of legacy Boon Edam revolving doors and optical turnstiles with updated solutions.
Leading the design of the renovation were architect Aukett Swanke; interior designer Barr Gazetas; and Overbury as main contractors.
New Entrances Modernize the Look and Feel of the Atrium
As is common with older entrance installations, Riverscape decided to renew its revolving doors and optical turnstiles to achieve a more modern look and feel, and to upgrade the associated technology. The client returned to Boon Edam when selecting their new entrance solutions.
At the main entrance to the office space, the existing TQM manual doors were replaced with two, tall Crystal TQ revolving doors. Constructed virtually completely from glass with minimal stainless steel accents, the Crystal TQ accentuates Riverscape’s all-glass façade, providing an elegant and timeless entry experience for all employees and guests.
In the main atrium space, the original Speedlane 900 optical turnstiles were upgraded to the new Lifeline Speedlane Swings. The Speedlane Swing combines security with aesthetics, and is particularly popular because it features the slimmest cabinets in the industry – only four inches wide.
Integrated Technology for Effective Visitor Management
To enhance security at the facility, Riverscape wanted a solution for monitoring and managing visitors to the office space. To achieve this, they decided to integrate the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal with their Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles. The Boost attaches to the end of the Swing and allows for integration with a variety of access control technologies, such as biometric devices, card collectors and barcode scanners.
Employees enter the work area by scanning their credentials at the turnstile itself, while guests are issued a temporary access card with a special barcode that is scanned at the Boost pedestal. The Boost retains the card, enabling the reception staff to eventually reuse that card for future guests.
“Using our barcode scanners, visitors can book in with reception, receive an entrance card and badge in and out conveniently through the lanes,” says Boon Edam Limited’s Field service Sales Executive, Graham Coulter.
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