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BCO National Awards 2018 and Boon Edam Collaborations
Each year British Council for Offices (BCO) highlights the most notable project of the year and, to highlight the maximum potential in architecture & fitouts these are split into regions with the most prestigious of awards being voted on a National scale. Here we highlight the big winner projects Boon Edam was fortunate to collaborate on: National Winners of 2018 North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland National Winner Commercial Workplace Award | Number One Kirkstall Forge, Leeds Products Installed: Security Lanes & Revolving Doors | Architects: Cooper Cromar Image Source: YorkshirePostNoted as 'one of the most inspiring regeneration projects in the north of England and potential the UK' by BCO is Number One Kirkstall Forge. This is the first development within Yorkshire to achieve a 'Platinum' certification by the Wired Score as well as achieving an EPC 'A' & BREEAM 'Excellent' accreditation. Winning the National Commercial Workplace Award 2018 has set Leeds in the headlights as they bid to secure the Department for Transport support for a new train station. The BCO panel was wowed by the persistence and time put into listening to stakeholders and residents thoughts regarding the area and its needs. "The project features a site-wide transport plan, which includes new bus and rail services along with enhanced footpath and cycleway connectivity, a car share scheme and cycle and scooter hire." - BCO Discover more about Kirkstall Forge here or discuss your project with our Northern team today. London National Winner Refurbished / Recycled Workplace Award | Plexal Here East, QE Olympic Park Products Installed: Security Lanes & Revolving Doors | Architects: Hawkins \ Brown Image Source: CoStarUKUtilising existing buildings that formed part of the 2012 London Olympic stadium is Here East. The 1.2M sq ft of unused spaced has been recycled into state-of-the-art office space, adding an untraditional workspace for the Stratford area. Now one of many accomplished awards, Here East is successfully regenerating a community using tech facilities from the old broadcasting house located on site. Bridging together SMB's and larger corporations with a community feel, it's no wonder why BCO awarded the large workspace a National award title for Refurbished \ Recycled Workplace 2018. "The project’s approach to the mix of functions, from both co-working and business space incubators to a data centre, television studios, and university space, was described by the judges as a model for future projects." - BCO Discover more about Plexal Here East here or discuss your project with our London team today.
Boon Edam Launches High Security Connection Portal
Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. announced the launch of the Circlelock Combi, a half portal which attaches to an existing door – therefore transforming the entrance into a high-security entrance capable of protecting against both unauthorised entries and piggybacking. The Smart Choice in Ultimate Security Entrances Renovation and construction costs can escalate quickly when locking down a highly sensitive area. Now you can attach the Circlelock Combi easily and quickly to either the secure or non-secure side of an existing swing door. The working principle is as follows: On authorisation, the portal’s interlocking door slides open allowing a user to enter the portal. An integrated security system confirms whether the user is alone and if so, the swinging door is unlocked, enabling passage into the secure area. A secondary biometric system such as facial recognition (by others) can be used to confirm identity inside the portal. Highest Protection The product’s developers and R&D department have answered the need for the highest level of unauthorised entry prevention at an unmanned area with this interlocking security portal. Using the most innovative and up-to-date technologies on the market, including the StereoVision piggybacking detection system, this security access solution offers complete peace-of-mind when it comes to keeping people and valuables safe and secure. Integration Opportunities As part of the development of the Circlelock Combi, our team have researched at length ways to ensure easy and effective integration with third parties technologies such as biometrics and ACS. This is over-and-above the already built-in systems such as advanced sensors and accurate identification systems which only allow one person in the portal per authorisation. Many areas, for example in a datacentre, have a certified fire-rated door installed and integrated with an ACS; the door can then easily be interlocked with the Circlelock Combi in just a few days – thus creating a fire-rated, high-security entrance. Dirk Groot, Product Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "We are proud to now be able to offer our customers a safe, yet convenient-to-install-solution for highly critical areas in their building. The small footprint and space-saving features that the Circlelock Combi offers make it a welcome addition to the high-security family." Visit https://www.boonedam.co.uk/product/half-security-portal/circlelock-combi to learn more about the Circlelock Combi Interlocking Half Portal. For Further Information, Please Contact: T +44 (0)1233 505 900E firstname.lastname@example.org
Boon Edam Ltd Sponsor A Night to Shine - Pilgrims Hospices
Due to its success back in 2017, Pilgrims Hospices has carried on their 'A Night to Shine' 3 - 6-mile walk with Boon Edam Limited being happy sponsors for 2018. A Walk Under the Stars Pilgrims Hospices has been a chosen charity for Boon Edam Limited for many years as we continue to help raise funds for a cause that lies close to the companies hearts. The popular night-time walk helps to raise vital funds which will support local hospice care as well as bringing together multiple communities and families who have shared similar experiences with loved ones. Starting at The Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, participants and Boon Edam employees will start a stunning lit 3 - 6 miles walk in the night-time to help remember what Pilgrims Hospices is about and why we need to come together to support this life-changing hospice. Discovering Pilgrims Hospices Pilgrims Hospices began 35 years ago with the vision of being able to supply nursing to one entire village. Now in 2018 that one vision has created over 200 Pilgrims nurses and therapists who support thousands of people facing terminal diagnosis to live will in every single moment. Speaking with Victoria on the tour of Ashford’s hospice, she highlights the importance of helping people look forward to their life whether that’s through improving their mobility or helping them achieve something for the very last time. Those who are involved within the hospice also have family support, as there is a large emphasis on making good, happy memories to look back on removing the cold and clinical stigma behind the end of life care. To read more about their vision and values click here. Read up about how our Velo fundraising went! Boon Edam Ltd Celebrates Cycling 100 Miles in Aid of Pilgrims Hospices, Get to know the Velo100 team