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ASSA ABLOY Door Group on track with ‘showcase’ railway projects

A Secured by Design (SBD) member company has secured a series of high-profile contracts with London Underground and Crossrail.

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is supplying and installing security doors for major London Underground redevelopments.

These include London Bridge, Bond Street and King’s Cross, as well as station upgrades such as Victoria.

In addition, full doorset solutions have been delivered and installed to Crossrail’s Elizabeth line stations at Canary Wharf, Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Woolwich and Custom House.

They have also been installed at other sites along the route including Pudding Mill, Eleanor Street and Mile End, as well as at the Elizabeth line depot at Old Oak Common.

Reflections in the glass structure of the new, enlarged ticket hall at Victoria Underground station

Each project presented its own demands and challenges in relation to product performance requirements. Doorsets had to be fully compliant to achieve the latest standards and meet the specialist needs of each environment. Factors considered include fire, acoustics, air tightness, high-security and pressure resistance.

Many of the doorsets required installation in challenging conditions, being underground, with tight access and with restricted working hours.

The contracts were secured with Transport for London and Crossrail Limited.

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Supplying the commercial and domestic markets, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, Door Group, which is based in County Antrim, is a manufacturer of complete doorsets in both timber and steel, designed to protect against fire, unwanted intrusion, noise pollution, ballistics, and blast pressures.

As the global leader in door and access solutions all doors can be supplied complete with a range of functional products including mechanical and electrical locking, architectural door furniture, door opening/closing controls, access control, and sealing systems.

Service extends from specification to manufacture, project management and installation, to aftercare through fire door inspections, maintenance, repairs and replacement.

Door Group has 21 door products accredited by SBD, the official police security initiative. Of these, 20 have been certified to LPS 1175 Issue 7: ten have a Security Rating (SR) of 4, eight to SR3 and two to SR2. The other product is certified to BS EN 1522:1999.

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Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Door Group, said: “Our experience working with London Underground provided us with the ideal foundation for supporting our working partners on the Crossrail project for the Elizabeth line stations.

“Each contract brought its own individual challenges, but from the very beginning we worked closely with the architects and contractors involved to understand their requirements. This meant we could provide specialist and tailored solutions that met their exact needs. Solutions were carefully chosen from both our Powershield and Prima steel door ranges including cross corridor doors for high traffic fire escape routes, and pivoted fire rated platform doors to conceal station equipment rooms.

“We take great pride in our wide portfolio of well-respected transport contracts. It says a great deal that customers choose to work with us time and time again, and we put this down to our full-service offering, financial stability, and expert advice at every stage of the project, from specification to installation and inspection.”

Hazel Goss, Development Officer, SBD, said: “We congratulate Door Group, of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland. These projects for London Underground and Crossrail are a major achievement and will provide them with a showcase for future high profile projects.”

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, Door Group
Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance steel and timber doors, tailor-made to individual project requirements from its Powershield, Prima, Safeguard and SMARTec ranges. The company provides a specification, manufacture, installation and maintenance solution for architects, specifiers and contractors working across a range of markets. For more information on ASSA ABLOY Door Group, visit:

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