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Boon Edam Completes One Canada Square Retrofit Project

Boon Edam Completes One Canada Square Retrofit Project
25 May 2023

The lobby of One Canada Square has been refurbished, including the retrofit of nine hydraulic-assisted revolving doors, which were originally installed in the 1980s.

Revolving door and security entrance company Boon Edam took on the project on behalf of Canary Wharf Management, who wanted to modernise the building's original revolving doors to improve the overall experience for tenants and visitors. 

With tenants that include Adam Associates, UCL School of Management and Reach plc, up to 10,000 people enter One Canada Square's lobby each day.



Picture: a photograph of the lobby at One Canada Square, showing the reception desk and new revolving doors.  Image Credit: Boon Edam


Modernising One Canada Square Entrance Whilst Preserving Historical Structure


The doors, which were not originally manufactured or installed by Boon Edam, featured a unique bullnose glass design, which gives the appearance that the doors seamlessly blend with the façade. Therefore the refurbishment needed to preserve this aesthetic.

New, custom-made doorsets that are designed with larger profiles than a traditional Boon Edam revolving door were installed. By increasing the size of the profiles, they achieved a high-quality finish with the extended canopy and door profiles blending with the building's exterior.

To upgrade the operation of the doors, the team needed to install a new drive and control box. Typically, the drive and control are installed beneath the door; however, it was not possible at One Canada Square due to the expensive marble flooring that runs throughout the lobby.

Instead, Boon Edam designed a canopy extension to provide the space required for the upgrade. This allowed each door to be retrofitted to fully automatic operation. The additional space also allowed Boon Edam to install Instant Lockdown to enhance security and enable building management to quickly and easily secure the revolving doors at the push of a button.

Boon Edam also installed new features, including sensors, buffers, and emergency stop buttons, to comply with EN 16005 and to improve safety and accessibility for building occupants and visitors.

"We are delighted to have successfully delivered a custom solution that exceeded the client's expectations," said Kelly Richardson, National Service Sales Manager at Boon Edam Limited. "Our attention to detail and expertise in coordination, logistics and installation allowed for a seamless retrofit that was completed on schedule and with minimal disruption to the building's daily operations."

"This project is a testament to our expertise in finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through retrofitting. It also demonstrates our commitment to providing custom solutions that cater to the unique needs of each project."

Picture: a photograph which shows a before and after of One Canada Square's revolving doors. The previous set of doors is shown on the left. Image Credit: Boon Edam

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 25 May 2023


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