Nelson and Colne College in Barnfield

Lancashire college secured by ASSA ABLOY security solutions

  • 30 Oct 2015

ASSA ABLOY has supplied a range of its security solutions to the Nelson and Colne College in East Lancashire.

Formed by a merger of a number of local sixth forms, the school currently has approximately 1,700 full-time students and between 4,000-5,000 part time students.

After the construction of a new classroom block was completed at the college, a range of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions products were specified, including its high performance specification lock case, Optimus3, via local Architectural Ironmongers, Mercer and Sons.

UNION's new Optimus 3 Mortice lock

UNION’s new Optimus 3 Mortice lock

To assist in helping to meet the requirements of the Equality Act, specifically BS8300 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations, ASSA ABLOY Cam-Motion DC500A door closers were installed. These enable lower door opening forces for all users.

In addition to the door closers, UNION’s Optimus3 specification range of modular Euro-profile lock cases were installed. 

Designed for areas where high performance and aesthetics are of utmost importance, the dimensions of the lock cases satisfy the requirements of The Equality Act, making it the ideal choice to meet the rigorous legislative demands of schools and colleges.

The UNION 1000-series of stainless steel level handles and accessories were also included in the installation.

Ben Hacking, GAI qualified Architectural Ironmonger at Mercer and Sons, said that specifying the right products was vital to its relationship with main contractor Barnfield Construction. 

He continued: “It was crucial to ensure that we installed quality products, which would be durable and reliable for the college. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions had the breadth of range available to assure us they could deliver on functionality and aesthetics.”

Ian Chapman, Regional Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, added: “We have extensive experience in the education sector and are pleased that we were able to help create a safe and secure learning environment at Nelson and Colne College, through our affiliation with Mercer and Sons.”

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