Welcome to Canary Wharf
40 bank Street is a high-rise tower building operated by Canary Wharf Group. At 33 storeys and 153 meters tall the building provides over 56,000 square meters of Grade A office space. Located on the south side of the Canary Wharf estate overlooking the docklands, 40 Bank Street offers visitors first-class modern facilities and fantastic transport links with the Jubilee Line, DLR, and Elizabeth Line just a short walk away.
Refurbishment and upgrade of entrance control.
In 2020 Canary Wharf Group decided to undertake a refurbishment of the reception and lobby. As part of the renovations, it was decided that the existing Speed Gates needed to be replaced with a modern solution to improve the building’s security and allow the 24/7 access required.
A slim solution to lift lobby security.
The Speed Gates were required to prevent unauthorised users from accessing the building’s three lift lobbies, we proposed the installation of twelve lanes of EasyGate Elite split across three banks, each bank consisting of three standard width single-wing lanes and one dual-wing lane for Wheelchair access.
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Design collaboration at its finest.
Crucial to the design was the finish of the Speed Gates. We worked with the client to find the right colour to match the aesthetics of the design. A distinctive dark bronze finish was sourced and applied to the EasyGate Elite cabinets allowing them to seamlessly blend with the materials of the
reception and lift lobby. QR readers were also integrated into the cabinets to enable user verification via smartphone, tablet, or paper.
To prevent the light from the QR reader from shining into the reception the readers were placed on the top lid of the Speed Gate cabinet. Low-level HID card readers were integrated into the front of the Elite cabinets as an alternative method of authentication.
Bespoke solutions with minimal disruption.
To improve the level of security offered by the Elite Speed Gates the client requested the integration of anti-vault detection, a feature not readily available on the Elite Speed Gate. Working closely with our manufacturing partner Meesons was able to integrate the Anti-climb technology into the
cabinets along with different alarm tone output to aid the security team to identify the nature of the security alarm and responding immediately.
To help simplify the installation Meesons proposed using a Speed Gate sub-frame solution which allowed the footprint of the Speed Gates to be easily set out, with cabling securely routed through the framework to the correct positions, before the Speed Gates arrived on site. Like many elements of the project, the subframe required a bespoke solution due to the floor’s thick stone tiles and the minimal dimensions below the finished floor.
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