The City Works  Phase 2

The City Works Phase 2

ASP was appointed to advise on the security designs for a brand new development near Manchester, The City Works (Phase 2). Totalling up to 150,000 sq ft, the development consists of units (some of which are bespoke) ranging from 1,713 sq ft.

The mixed-use site will span 12 acres and offers both industrial and business accommodation.

The scheme was designed on behalf of the Developer  Langtree property Group to offer prospective tenants the benefit of the development being ‘Secured by Design’ accredited incorporating secure fencing and gates, full CCTV coverage and ample car parking provision.

Advanced Security Partners Ltd was appointed by the developer to design an integrated security system for the scheme. The brief also included the requirement to achieve Secured By Design accreditation.

Working closely with the Project Managers, WCP Associates, and the Architect, DLA, Advanced Security Partners formulated an integrated solution that achieves the client's brief. In addition Advanced Security Partners coordinated the aim to achieve Secured By Design and constantly liaised with the local Architectural Liaison Officer and reported back to the Design Team accordingly to ensure the scheme would meet the criteria necessary to be awarded the accreditation.

Prior to finalising the design Advanced Security Partners assessed multiple security products to ensure maximum reliability with minimum maintenance. Visits were undertaken to manufacturer's premises and their clients' sites to observe the products working in a similar environment.

The security solution included external cameras to be strategically positioned to meet PSDB guidelines. The camera poles were selected for their modern aesthetics and serviceable solution and a public address system was integrated with the poles to alert intruders that they are being monitored. Careful consideration was given to the proposed lighting scheme to ensure best picture quality was achieved by the CCTV system and the landscape architecture was designed such that maximum coverage was achieved in all lighting conditions, all year round. A sliding gate controls access to the main entrance of the site and operates on time schedules. Out of hours access is allowed for authorised personnel via electronic key pads to operate the sliding gate and access to units.

Detailed specifications, schematic diagrams and site plans were produced and a full tender package issued to WCP Associates for distribution.

During construction stage Advanced Security Partners Ltd had a technical supervision role and ensured the system design was as per the output specification.

ASP reviewed and accepted the completed O&M manuals for the security system on behalf of the client.

Key features of the design:

  • Multi-unit alarm system

  • Off-site monitored security

  • Digital recorded CCTV

  • Integrated intruder alarms

  • Integration into existing systems

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