King’s College London University is one of the world’s leading universities, located in the heart of the UK capital. The university built the Champion Hill student accommodation as part of an extensive modernization program.
It was challenged to design a facility that would provide rooms for up to 715 students, while achieving BREEAM “outstanding” sustainability standards. Students also required access to extensive communal, social, recreation and study spaces within the refurbished existing Grade 2 listed building on the site.
ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s Aperio locking solution has been fitted on 2,300 doorsets. The RFID wireless door control solution allowed for the simple upgrade of mechanical locks so that they could communicate with a complete access control system. Aperio is cost-effective and easy to install, as it can be fitted without the need to modify any doors.
A range of Optimus locks, StrongBOLT deadlocks and 1000 series furniture from UNION, have also been installed throughout the new residence. ASSA’s electromagnetic hold open devices and ASSA ABLOY’s DC500A door controls were installed throughout the main corridors and student accesses to provide safe passage around the building.