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Barely-there security solution is all part of the glamour

Access control system with a small footprint is discreet and compact enough to harmonise with the white and gold chic of this Birmingham office refurb

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Subtle solution: Meesons' EasyGate SG Speed Gates in white at Louisa Ryland House, Birmingham.
Subtle solution: Meesons' EasyGate SG Speed Gates in white at Louisa Ryland House, Birmingham.

Louisa Ryland House provides modern office space on Newhall Street in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, the city's commercial and professional services quarter.

The offices are ideally located for commuters, with train and bus transport links within walking distance.

A recent multimillion pound refurbishment has opened up 26,000sq ft of space and new amenities include a 150-person event area with a bar to an external courtyard cafe.

Despite its modern look and attributes, Louisa Ryland House has a rich and interesting history. The building is historically significant and is named after a 19th-century philanthropist and major benefactor to the city of Birmingham.

Post-refurbishment, many more of the building's spaces are open to the wider public, including the event and conference areas. As a result, the client required a safe and secure visitor management and access solution.

The brief demanded a versatile design that would work in the limited space available in the reception area and complement its bold marble flooring. 

  • The EasyGate SG Speed Gate has a compact footprint, making it ideal for receptions, corridors and other space-limited areas.
    The EasyGate SG Speed Gate has a compact footprint, making it ideal for receptions, corridors and other space-limited areas.
  • A smooth and secure flow of people through premises.
    A smooth and secure flow of people through premises.
  • Symbiosis: specified in white with glass wings, the security solution complements the reception area's marble flooring and interior design.
    Symbiosis: specified in white with glass wings, the security solution complements the reception area's marble flooring and interior design.
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Subtle, space-saving security: Messons' solution for Louisa Ryland House

To prevent people from entering the facilities without authorisation and help keep the spaces safe for staff and visitors, entrance and access technology specialist Meesons advised the client to install its EasyGate SG Speed Gates.

They are the smallest in Meesons' Easygate range so provided the perfect solution for a limited space. The client had full flexibility on passage and wing lengths, which allowed them to tailor the product and maximise people flow through the reception area.

In keeping with the creative brief, a white finish was chosen to reflect the tones of the marble flooring and matching grand reception desk.

Louisa Ryland House now provides office space for multiple tenants who use the EasyGate SG Speed Gates to navigate safely in and out of the building. Meesons' access and security solution is subtle and discreet, allowing the luxurious appearance of the lobby area to shine through.

Find more on this case study at meesons.com/case-studies/louisa-ryland-house


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