Station security stays on track thanks to ASSA ABLOY Security Doors

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Approved supplier to the London Underground, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has helped to keep the Bond Street Tube Station upgrade on track with the installation of its specialist steel door sets.

The £300m revamp of the famous tube stop, due to be completed in 2017, will see the incorporation of a new Crossrail station, helping to service more than 225,000 passengers per day. The prestigious contract, which forms part of significant changes to the central London Underground service, was awarded to Costain Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture, with ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ products specified by Halcrow Atkins.

The installation of ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ high specification door sets, which comprise high performance Stainless Steel, London Underground approved ironmongery and hold a 60minute fire rating audited by Exova Warringtonfire under the Certifire Compliance scheme, were crucial in enabling further work to continue on the £multi-million development. 

Many of the double action high-security doors were fitted with electro-magnetic hold opens, helping to ease authorised access on high traffic and fire escape routes.

Costain Project Director, Clive Loosemore, said:

“This Costain Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture is a high profile project, involving many elements and suppliers. It was, therefore, crucial that all aspects of the development were delivered on time to enable its continuation and successful conclusion.

“I personally visited the ASSA ABLOY Security Doors manufacturing site in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, to oversee the programme and was delighted in its progress and final success, with all door sets delivered and installed to plan.”

Chris Cole, Sales Area Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, commented:

“ASSA ABLOY Security Doors were very pleased to be specified on such a high profile project, working with some of the most respected contractors in the industry.

“Due to the nature of this project internal high security fire doors are an essential safety feature within busy public developments. Compared to alternative materials, steel doors can provide a higher level of fire protection, helping to prevent the spread of fire and maximise evacuation times.

“Plus, steel doors demonstrate superior strength and durability, combined with relatively low maintenance requirements making them an ideal choice for high traffic areas.” 

For further information on the full range of Powershield steel doors and Safeguard timber doors available from ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/securitydoors or telephone 02892 662200.