The interior and exterior of 40 Lime Street, London have been dramatically changed and enhanced utilising fresh entry and access control security solutions from Boon Edam. The investment and reinvestment company now has multiple entrances onto Lime Street, Fenchurch Avenue and Fen Court.
40 Lime Street underwent a complete interior office regeneration of all 9 floors and any external space. The primary aim was to create a flexible, inclusive and comfortable work environment. Rejuvenating a previously unused entrance to increase building sqft.
As a new entrance was to be created directly on the corner of 40 Lime Street, solutions had to be met in order to meet the security and environmental needs of the building.
Lead architect on the project MMoserAssociates specified a revolving door early into the design stages of Everest RE. This was chosen in order to prevent outside debris entering the building. Working with Boon Edam’s London Specification team, it was decided that a Type Three Tourniket would be the best solution aesthetically and functionally. A type three incorporates all the design features of an all glass revolving door (Crystal Tourniket) with the solid canopy of a standard revolving door (Tourniket) allowing the automatic drive to be placed above the door rather than being located within or under the slab.
Customised with a bronze anodised finish and featuring LED halo lighting to the circumference of the canopy, the entrance mirrors the overall feel and design of the interior office space. Additionally, two bronze card readers are located inside and out that house external access control technology for out of office hours entry.
As a secondary line of control and security, Lifeline Speedlane Slides were installed either side of the reception desk. It’s common for lanes to be placed as a barrier from one area of a building to another. The sliding motion of the lanes offer quick throughput for users, while the green LED indicators guide the users through the lane. Being the slimmest sliding lane in the current market, makes them the perfect option for small entrances which was why they were installed at Everest RE.
The aesthetics of the lane with black glass and stainless-steel sides mirror that of the overall interior design. The stainless steel compliments the raw open ceiling of 40 Lime Street with the glossy black glass mimics the darker tones of the office space.