40 Lime Street
40 Lime Street is an investment and reinvestment company that has served the London market since 1985. It sits among some highly sought-after, iconic London landmarks, such as Lloyds London, The Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street.
Seeking to revitalize all 9 floors of the interior office space, lead architects MMoserAssociates made it their goal to brand the new space as a destination for brokers, with a stylish space to welcome visitors and guests inside the front doors. This included looking into new entrance solutions to meet both security and environmental concerns.
Unique Glass Revolving Door for Comfortable Interior
Architects specified a revolving door early into the design stage. With the building entrance on a main street, it was important that the entrance prevent the outside environment, including unconditioned air, noises, odors and debris, from penetrating into the lobby. They selected the Crystal TQ all-glass revolving door to minimize air infiltration while also providing a high aesthetic. The door also included a few features unique in a Crystal revolving door: a solid canopy, a bronze anodized finish and LED halo lighting. Additionally, automatic door wing locking was included to enhance security after-hours; access control card readers were installed to allow for safe after-hours entry for authorized staff.
Optical Turnstiles for Increased Lobby Security
As a secondary line of control and security just inside the front doors, a set of Lifeline Speedlane Slide optical turnstiles were installed at either side of the lobby’s reception desk. The Speedlane Slide is known for its sleek design, the sliding motion of its barriers and its ability to offer quick throughput for users. The turnstiles’ aesthetics also fit into the new design of the office building, featuring glossy black glass and stainless steel accents.
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