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Space-Saving Security in a Boutique Flexible Office

Space-Saving Security in a Boutique Flexible Office


  • Refurbishment highlighted the need for access control.
  • Limited space for physical security.


  • Speed Gates were installed to allow only those authorised in. 
  • Short speed gates were selected to save space.

The beautiful boutique flexible workspace Louisa Ryland House can be found in the Colmore Business District in Birmingham. With its multi-million-pound refurbishment now complete, the building has opened with 26,000 square feet of desirable office space, offering a range of amenities from a 150-person event area with a bar to an external courtyard cafe. What’s more, the office space is ideally located for commuters with train and bus transport links within walking distance. Despite its modern look and attributes, it does also hold a rich and interesting history, having been named after philanthropist Louisa Ryland, who was a major benefactor to Birmingham in the 19th century. 


Louisa Ryland House refurbishment bought the arrival of many new amenities that encourage the space to be used for the wider public. For instance, the event and conference areas enable building users to allow guests in. However, the challenge from this was to ensure that only authorised staff and visitors could gain entry further into the building, thus preventing events from being disrupted by intruders. 



To overcome the risk of unauthorised access to the busy Louisa Ryland House, Meesons advised the client to put in place EasyGate SG Speed Gates. By doing so, they could prevent people from going into the facilities without authorisation thus making it a safer space for staff and visitors, even when events are taking place.  

In aid of keeping the solution in tone with Louisa Ryland Houses’ unique style, the client selected a white finish on the SG Speed Gates to complement the colour scheme from the marble flooring and matching grand reception desk. Combating the limited space available, the SG Speed Gates made the perfect solution since they’re the smallest speed gates in our range. Also, the client had full flexibility on passage and wing lengths, meaning they could tailor the product to fit the space perfectly.  

Easygate SG Speedgate
Lousia Ryland House Meesons EasygateSG


Louisa Ryland House now houses office space to multiple tenants who use the EasyGate SG speed gates to simply navigate in and out of the building safely. The overall look of the reception remained stylish with the addition of the security solution as it did not compromise on the boutique, luxurious appearance. And, the EasyGate SG Speed Gates has achieved a discreet look that helped the client add a layer of security with the limited space available.   

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