Chelsea Creek is anew dockside development set in the heart of London where property developers St George have created an outstanding selection of highly specified apartments and penthouses set within a series of tranquil waterways and riverside dock.
This new dockside collection is set to be one of London’s most prestigious addresses, with 24-hour concierge service, managed car parking, a luxury health spa with swimming pool and fitness centre, shops, bars and restaurants.
St. George needed a system for a phased, multi-block development that could operate on a site-wide IP backbone. The system needed to offer complete flexibility in terms of the number of concierges and where they were located. As with most developments of this nature, being able to relocate the concierge as the building work progresses is vital. An IP based system now allows this by simply unplugging the RJ45 connector and moving the concierge PC to another location.
In addition to this, the developers needed a customised operating system that would allow each individual block to start with apartment number one, but still using only one concierge handset. Typically, this type of development would require the concierges to have multiple handsets on their desk – a common problem with traditional systems and something the developers were keen to avoid.
The system specified was IPervoice, Urmet’s IP door-entry platform. Urmet’s technical department in Italy set about making a number of bespoke changes to the software that would allow the apartments in each block to start with a number one. This allows for multiple apartments starting with apartment one without the need for an additional prefix.
Commenting on the overall project, Urmet’s Managing Director, Manji Gami, stated: “We had to make some fundamental changes to our software to allow for the one concierge and lots of blocks starting with apartment number one – everyone will understand that problem. Until IPervoice, we couldn’t have achieved that solution with any of our other systems.”
The Urmet Group was established over 75 years ago and is the largest manufacturer of door-entry systems in Europe. www.ipervoice.co.uk