Boon Edam Launches Sleek Access Control Pedestal Mount

Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. announced the launch of the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal mount, an attractive and welcoming addition to the Speedlane Lifeline series of speed gates. Sophisticated and Secure The Lifeline Boost comes in response to the many requests received for a well-designed, innovative, and unobtrusive pedestal to accommodate a long list of authorisation technologies and complement the existing Lifeline Speedlane series. The Lifeline Boost has been engineered with the comfort of the end-user in mind; it is ergonomic, at a comfortable height and features the classic tapered V-shape synonymous with the Lifeline Speedlane series and of course, offers the same outstanding energy savings features our customers have come to expect from Boon Edam. Using modern and intuitive technology, the Lifeline Boost pedestal mount guides each visitor through to their destination without delay or inconvenience. As with the Lifeline Speedlane series, a selection of proven and intuitive light symbols indicate what the visitor needs to do next, from their initial approach, through the authorisation steps and their exit into the secured side. Flexible Combinations with ‘Plug ‘n Play’ Convenience The latest Lifeline Boost access control pedestal is available in two models: Standard Premium        : Suitable for the integration of a card reader, barcode reader or biometric devices. Card Collector              : Suitable to integrate a third-party card collector device. In addition to accommodating a wide variety of authorisation technologies, the Boost pedestal is easy and fast to install due to its unobtrusive, enclosed raceway that can house electrical and ACS conduit along the surface of any finished floor. Its small footprint and sleek design complement the clean lines of the Lifeline Speedlane speed gate with minimal visual impact. Premium User Experience Users will find the Boost uncomplicated and intuitive to operate as they provide their credentials and then pass through the speed gate. Intuitive LED lights detect the visitor approaching and guide them through clearly and easily – without any compromise to the journey flow. The directional indicator symbols stand out beautifully against the premium dark, tempered glass and installation do not require any cables to go through the floor. Daan van Beusekom, Product Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "We believe in creating welcome and secure security access solutions and saw there was a need to develop a pedestal to enable more integration possibilities for the Lifeline Speedlane series. The new Lifeline Boost fulfils this mission - it is streamlined and compact – with the same ergonomic and sleek features of the Lifeline Speedlane series – and can accommodate almost any authorisation technology available. We’re proud to launch this clever and compact addition to the family." Visit to learn more about the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal mount. For Further Information, Please Contact: E: 01233 505 900    

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The National Space Centre with Boon Edam Limited

Boon Edam Limited Send a Teddy into Space

Hosted by Woodhead Group at the National Space Centre located in Leicester, we became part of the Sent into Space event through sponsoring an object to be sent into space!  On the 14th of June 2018, two of our Area Sales Managers watched as a teddy was sent to the edge of space.  So how did it go? The natural latex weather balloon is filled with helium with the payload (in the case a teddy and nut & bolt set) with multiple GPS sensors. The weather balloon will travel to ‘near space’ which is 65,00 feet above the earth at which point the helium will increase to the size of 2 double-decker buses and then this will bust. The payload has a parachute which allows it the float to earth and then Sent into Space can collect this. After over 350 launches they have not lost a single balloon! Using weather reports they can predict the return position within 1-2 miles, local school pupils have run a competition to predict the exact location and the winner will keep the teddy. The Nut and Bolt will form part of the building fabric. Watch the journey  

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Custom Project Wins RIBA London Awards 2018

A 50 story skyscraper designed for British Land by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners that now stands as a prominent landmark in the City of London has won the RIBA London Award 2018 A Unique Addition to London's Jumbled Skyline Sitting next to the famous Lloyd's building, designed to be slanted, diminishing at the top of the building, offering views through to St Paul's Cathedral from areas such as Fleet Street.   Comprising of high-quality office space designed to be available for single and multi tenancies with multiple floors of public space.   The public space includes a half-acre extension which lies opposite the piazza of St Helen's Square.  Overlooking the extension is a restaurant and public bar, served by glazed lifts. One of the Largest Reception Areas in the City For those working and walking along Square Mile, can experience the seamless transition from the street into the building, through escalators which offer direct access to the building from the ground level public space, a first executed design concept to be seen in London.   Integrating directly with the KONE lifts installed, the main reception features 8 lift destination bespoke Swinglanes and 2 Winglock 900's customised in corrian cladding with glass turnstile support. Project Information Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Completion Date: 2014Boon Edam Products: Swinglane 900 Recognised Awards:RIBA London Award 2018RIBA National Award 2018 For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:  

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RIBA Awards 2018

RIBA Regional Awards 2018 Projects

Every year the RIBA Journal publish the most notable buildings of the year, the projects that have won in each of their regions for design, sustainability and purpose. Here we highlight the projects that we at Boon Edam Limited, were fortunate enough to be part of. South-East Sibson Building, CanterburyProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: Penoyre & PrasadOne of five fortunate enough to win the award and nominated for the RIBA Sterling Prize later in 2018, the building that homes Kent Business School was named after the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent. The Sibson Building features zigzagging wings which help to combine KBS with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.  Yorkshire The National College for High-Speed RailProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: Bond Bryan ArchitectsA pioneering 18+ educational building that gives those who are interested in having a career within the railway system an opportunity to experience work and learn about what truly makes a ‘modern railway’ as lines now become faster than ever before. Situated within a commercial retail park in Doncaster with the ability to home 1045 students with the ambition to produce a new generation of ‘highly-skilled’ individuals to help shape the future of high-speed rail. East Midlands One Angel Square, NorthamptonProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: BDPCombining 12 individual offices and transforming these separate entities into one BREEAM Excellent HQ is what BDP were consulted on for One Angel Square. A large ultra-modern project with envious internal spacing and the ability to home thousands of employees with the aim of collaborative working sits centrally in Northampton.  Wales University of Bangor Arts and Innovation CentreProducts Installed: Revolving Doors |   Architects: GrimshawWith an ambitious aim of bringing the University and town together culturally, what is now known as the Pontio Building naturally named after the Welsh phrase ‘Bridging’ has won the award for being a ‘compelling structural assemblage’. The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.  South Thames Tower, ReadingProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: dn-a architectsLocated in central Reading, in the sought-after position next to Reading Station, is Thames Tower, once a 1970’s tired building. The constructed office block finished back in 2017 was noticed for its architectural and complex structural engineering design through the addition of four stories to the original framing helping them to achieve the Sustainability award.    The Queens College, Oxford, New LibraryProducts Installed: Security Lanes |   Architects: MICA ArchitectsA spectacular underground library that was originally on-hold for six years before it began construction again back in 2014. The 17th-century library has now doubled in size with glass rooflights offering scenic views of the original landscape. The grade I listed building regeneration has been highlighted for the Regional Conservation Award by RIBA.    For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:

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The Silver Fin Building Security Lanes

Aberdeen's Silver Fin Building wins BCO Regional Awards

A building helping to increase growth, prosperity and professional rejuvenation wins gold at the British Council for Offices Scottish Regional Awards 2018. Recognition for encouraging the growth of a local business community The Silver Fin Building which sits at the end of Union Street is given award-winning recognition for its excellence within the office sector.  The Commercial Workplace Award scoop has come in almost a year after its next-door neighbour, The Capital Building, received the same recognition.  The £65million,132,000sq ft office development homes an additional nine floors of Grade 'A'  office space plus an extra 4 levels of underground car parking within Aberdeen's rapidly changing city centre.    A ‘brave approach’ to the design and execution First revealed back in the autumn of 2017, the new addition to Aberdeen's professional landscape utilises high quality, locally sourced materials internally and externally helping the site to achieve high BREEAM ratings.  Inside the office building is a feature reception hall with a four-story atrium.  The stunning atrium features Swinglane 900s, that help reception to monitor visitors through accurately detecting users of the security lanes.    Project Information Architect: Cooper CromarCompletion Date: 2017Boon Edam Products: Swinglane  900 For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E:  

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Pontio Building, Bangor University

University of Bangor - Pontio Building Wins RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018

Known as the University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre, is the now 'Pontio' Building a 10,750 sq higher education facility within Bangor, has officially won RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018. The University 'To Bridge' Deriving from the Welsh verb meaning 'to bridge', the Pontio building located within the University of Bangor is a magnificent addition to the varied cultural life at the higher education facility.   Bridge, being a relative word for the building as it stunningly joins onto three buildings somehow.   The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.  Project Information Architect: GrimshawContractor: Galiford TryCompletion Date: 2016Boon Edam Products: Crystal Tournikets For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E: 

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