Southampton School’s security solution from ASSA


Door opening solutions from ASSA, a part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of the ASSA ABLOY Group, have been selected for use at a new sixth form college in Southampton.

Bitterne Park Sixth Form Centre is a state-of-the-art three-storey facility, which features innovative learning spaces and a purpose-built performing arts theatre. The £4.5million development has a distinctive, modern design and provides further education services for local students.

Used in conjunction with the ASSA ABLOY commercial doorset package, lockcases, cylinders and door furniture from ASSA were fitted throughout the education facility, as well as its innovative Smartair access control system and door closers from ASSA ABLOY.

Specified by Southampton City Council to provide easy access through the school’s circulation routes, as well as restricting access to private administrative areas, the security products supplied by ASSA provide protection and ease of use at every level. 

Certified for use on fire doors to BS EN 1634-1:2000, and helping building owners meet the requirements set out in Approved Document M of the Building Regulations, ASSA’s Smartair access control system has been used at Bitterne Park to help restrict access to private office areas, whilst providing easy access for authorised credential holders.

The cost-effective solution, is easy to install thanks to its wireless design but simultaneously provides the high level of security associated with sophisticated access control systems, including pre-programmable time-zones and central control.

ASSA ABLOY branded door closers from ASSA, have also been installed to increase ease of access on frequently used passages throughout the new building. Also assisting in meeting the duties under the Equality Act, the cam motion door closers maintain closing power but require less opening force at the beginning of the cycle, the most strenuous part of opening a door, making it particularly suitable for use by the disabled and busy school environments.

Allan Thomson, Business Development Manager for Major Projects at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, commented:

“The sixth form college is a landmark development in the local area, and the decision by such a reputable construction company to specify ASSA door opening solutions throughout the new build, further re-enforces our commitment for delivering a total solution for the education market.

“ASSA hardware, electro-mechanical systems and ASSA ABLOY branded door closers provided a comprehensive security offering, easing the specification process by supplying all the products needed to grant and deny access from one source.” 

ASSA-branded products can be accessed through the UK operating company, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions.

For further information, please contact ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions on 020 8688 5191 or visit