After a rigorous tender process pitched against their major competitors, Kings Security Systems were selected by electrical contractors H&C Moore, to partner them on the installation of the electronic security solutions for the new £12m home of the Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance.
The two Leeds-based arts organisations had finally managed to realise their long held dream of a brand new purpose built home, which has been shortlisted for the 2011 Civic Building of the Year award. The building has been developed by Wates Construction and provides an important addition to the Leeds city landscape and the established cultural community. The site is located on a prominent site near the WY Playhouse, BBC and Leeds College of Music.
Due to the design of the building and its objective of creating a world-class dance facility, the security solutions Kings provided had to be sympathetic to the architecture so as not to distract from the beauty and creativity of the work taking place inside.
Meticulous attention to detail was required for the perfect security solution, the blend of people and building security combined with a need to promote a free, creative environment was essential. The electronic security solutions that were chosen and installed, included a sophisticated intruder alarm system with personal attack strips on the reception desk and remote monitoring. To cover the protection of all external entrances and reception/foyer areas, a comprehensive CCTV system was installed.
The client needed to control access to different areas of the building, so a PC based system with lift integration and a DDA intercom had to be installed. Access control and door entry systems control the access into ‘high value areas’ and offer added protection to staff, dancers and visitors alike.
The project was completed on time and within the 3 months allocated to it. The result is a totally integrated security system with the minimum amount of visibility and the maximum amount of security. All the relevant security systems are linked to the 24-7 monitored ARC at the Kings Head Office.
Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance now have peace of mind that Kings has an on-going presence within the region and can take comfort in the fact that the best solution was installed to meet their needs.