Security control room furniture for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Thinking Space Systems have recently provided security control room furniture for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew Gardens were looking to update their security surveillance equipment, which included their control room, which needed to be brought out of the 1980’s. After meeting Thinking Space at IFSEC in 2017, they were tasked with helping to transform what was once a cramped, dark workspace into a bright, airy and modern environment, with new security control room furniture at Kew Gardens. A new two person console, media wall and storage cupboards was provided by Thinking Space.

With 1.6 million visitors each year and over 330 acres of estate to keep secure, the control room was completely gutted whilst remaining fully operational. Thinking Space worked with the client to optimize the space available by changing the orientation of the room. Out of hours and night work were required to ensure no loss of security services whilst the work was undertaken.

The complete project was delivered to timescales, much to the delight of the security team. It is now a room that everyone is proud of, particularly John Deer, who masterminded the project. “It certainly has the wow factor now and I can’t thank all those involved enough for delivering the project so seamlessly by working as a team. I am so proud of this achievement, it is my legacy to Kew Gardens.” Operators commented “before the refurbishment, we were sat together closely, and with it being a dark room, it felt like there was no room to breathe! I even experienced headaches because of the environment. With the control room as it is now, it is so light and airy. Immediately I noticed that the colours chosen for the furniture bring a sense of calm to the room. No more headaches!”.

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