Knight Harwood stipulated an access and security management system that would ensure a free flow of users and tenants through reception, without crowding or queues.
This would need to include integrating intelligent lift controls, to ensure users were swiftly taken to their designated floor, as well as a good visitor management system that all tenants could use without the need for a central security team to manage requests.
Touchless access, as well as digital sign-in for users was also important.
An intercom or entry phone and access control operated doors were needed for disabled users accessing the building from the dedicated disabled parking bay, as well anyone arriving ‘out of hours’, or for trades people and deliveries.
High levels of physical and cyber security were needed to keep all legitimate users and the site safe, without hindering access. CCTV monitoring would be needed in strategic locations.
Future proofing, including laying under-floor cables ready for entry turnstiles/speed lanes, was desired.