ASSA ABLOY UK has supplied products to a student residence development currently being built for Kings College London university.
Champion Hill student accommodation is due to open for the Autumn 2014/15 term. The development will provide rooms for up to 715 students and is being delivered to achieve BREEAM Outstanding sustainability standards.
Providing a full ironmongery specification from ASSA ABLOY, products from ASSA ABLOY, ASSA and UNION brands, as well as the Aperio range have been fitted throughout the building, providing access and security solutions for students at the university, which is ranked in the top 30 worldwide.
ASSA ABLOY Access Controls innovative Aperio locking solution has been fitted on 2300 doorsets, the RFID wireless door control solution allowed for the simple upgrade of mechanical locks so that they could communicate with a complete access control system. Aperio is cost-effective and easy to install, as it can be fitted without the need to modify any doors, plus the sophisticated system provides real time audits and instant updates of access restrictions through the existing access control system.
A range of Optimus3 locks, StrongBOLT deadlocks and 1000 series furniture from UNION, have also been installed throughout the new residence. Both the Optimus3 range and StrongBOLT deadlocks are tested as suitable for high frequency use, making them the ideal choice for the heavy demands of student accommodation, whilst the attractive stainless steel door furniture is in keeping with the projects modern aesthetics.
ASSAs electromagnetic hold open devices and ASSA ABLOYs DC500A door controls were installed throughout the main corridors and student accesses to provide safe passage around the building, whilst assisting in meeting the requirements under the Equality Act and Approved Document M (ADM) of The Building Regulation.
ASSA Flexcore Plus master key cylinders were also installed, providing a practical and cost effective way of maintaining accessibility, without compromising on security.
Nick O'Donnell, Deputy Director of Estates & Facilities and Director of Facilities at Kings College London, said: We use ASSA ABLOY suited locks across the university on a quality basis, they are our first choice for reliability.