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Refurbishment Upgrade for Stylish & Functional Entrance Control

Refurbishment Upgrade for Stylish & Functional Entrance Control


  • Refurbishment meant a contemporary solution was required.
  • Requirement for safe 24/7 access.


  • Speed Gates complemented the overall refurbished look.
  • The Speed Gates prevent unauthorised access 24/7.

Canary Wharf Group operates the high-rise tower building 40 Bank Street, situated in London’s iconic business district. With 33 storeys and 153 meters tall, the building is set to provide 56,000 square meters of Grade A office space. Being located in Canary Wharf, 40 Bank Street has excellent transport links including the Jubilee Line, DLR, and Elizabeth Line which are only a short walk away.


In 2020, Canary Wharf Group undertook a refurbishment of 40 Bank Street’s reception and lobby. The client had concerns regarding unauthorised access into certain areas of the building while still offering a seamless journey experience for users. As well as this, the client wanted to ensure measures put in place wouldn’t compromise the overall aesthetics of the refurbished reception and lobby.


Meesons proposed twelve lanes of EasyGate Elite Speed Gates split across three banks to cover each lift lobby entrance. However, the EasyGate Elite Speed Gates do not have anti-vault detection readily available therefore, Meesons worked closely with manufacturing partners to integrate anti-climb technology into the cabinets as well as alarm tones to alert the security teams immediately of unauthorised access. In addition to this, Meesons helped the client to achieve simple navigation for users with QR readers integrated into the cabinets, allowing user verification either with a smartphone, tablet or paper.

Since it was essential for the client to create an aesthetic look with the solution, we worked with the client to colour match the EasyGate Elite Speed Gates to the interior. From this collaborative work, we sourced a distinctive dark bronze finish.

Easygate Elite Speedgate


Meesons helped to upgrade the entrance control to suit the refurbished 40 Bank Street’s reception with minimal disruption, simplifying installation with a speed gate sub-frame solution that set out their footprint clearly before the arrival to site. Once installed, Canary Wharf Group’s 40 Bank Street was left with a stylish security solution that not only complemented the overall look, but ensured users benefitted from its easy navigation that also allows for desirable flexibility.

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