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Case Study – The Metalworks, Clapham

Developer: The Malins Group
Technology: Comelit Group
Location: Old Town, Clapham

Set in the heart of vibrant and fashionable Old Town in Clapham, The Metalworks, established by boutique property development company The Malins Group, now presents twenty four loft style design apartments – which are all now sold – and two commercial properties.
To maintain the iconic feel of the twentieth century factory, Comelit, working with installation partner ATI Fire and Security Limited, was specified for the door entry system, utilising its specialist ViP IP Network solution, with a bespoke black finish; installed to operate with Comelit’s premium touchscreen Icona Monitor.

Says Sandra Brownlie, Operations Director at The Malins Group: “The founder of the original 1904 factory, William Bainbridge Reynolds was a pioneering arts and crafts designer whose work remains highly collectable today. He insisted on everything being as flawless as he could make it, yet absolutely individual. This is a philosophy we have carried through to every element of grand restoration of The Metalworks, right through to the door entry system. With Comelit Group renowned for style and high specification solutions, we had no hesitation in reaching out to create a solution that would complement the look and feel of the development.”

Comelit’s ViP system includes Comelit’s colour Icona Monitors, fitted in each apartment to present residents with hands-free full-duplex audio from each external entrance.

Simon Robinson, Managing Director at ATI Group added: “The Metalworks is a unique development, whereby every detail has to be carefully considered in line with the design principles and traditions of the historic factory restoration programme. This is even down to the security on site, which is why we called in the expertise and style of Comelit Group, to create a bespoke door entry system.”

Tailored to suit homeowner’s preferences, Comelit’s Icona Monitors include customisation of ringtone and video memory functionality where missed callers can be recorded on the apartment monitor when the resident returns. Residents can communicate with each other on the system if desired, as the system allows unlimited call traffic at any time without becoming engaged.

Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director concluded: “Comelit worked closely with ATI Fire & Security Limited and The Malins Group to ensure the door entry systems installed, achieved the desired balance between style and technology, as is synonymous with the legendary designs of William Bainbridge Reynolds. When presented with our VIP offering, it offers a powerful security solution that provides residents the convenience of audio and visual updates. We believe, finished in bespoke black, it is the perfect blend of smart door entry to add the finishing touches to the beautiful restoration of The Metalworks.”

With backlit touch-sensitive controls and a 4.3 inch colour LCD screen, the Icona Monitor is available in flush-mounted, surface-mounted or desktop versions and in white or black finishes.

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