Borough Yard

Opem, in partnership with Fora (formerly The Office Group), implemented advanced security solutions including CCTV and access control systems. Utilising Salto SPACE software and digital keyless access methods, the project focused on integrating seamless, user-friendly security that enhances building management while maintaining the high-end aesthetic of Borough Yard. The result is a secure, smart workspace that effortlessly blends with its historic and modern surroundings.

Client

LOCATION

INTRODUCING FORA AT BOROUGH YARDS

Fora is the consumer-facing brand of The Office Group, a leading flexible workspace developer and operator. Together, they offer over 60 distinctive workspaces across London, the UK, and Germany, providing flexible workspace solutions for companies of all sizes.

Fora at Borough Yards is part of a new retail development designed by architecture studio SPPARC, set within and around an old railway viaduct. This flexible workspace offers a variety of workspaces and facilities, including private offices, co-working spaces, meeting rooms, breakout areas, phone booths, an audio room, and a Peloton workout studio.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Opem has a long-standing relationship with Fora, and was thrilled to be instructed for their latest endeavour. For this project, Opem was entrusted with delivering high-end security solutions that connected all building locations through advanced technology, thereby enhancing operational efficiency. This involved the seamless integration of smart building systems to improve overall management. Opem installed CCTV and an access control system to achieve these objectives.

TECHNOLOGY USED

Salto SPACE Software

Seamless Connected Operations: Enables smarter building management.

User-Centred Web-Based Management: Provides enhanced control and integrates seamlessly with existing operations.

Access Methods

Digital Keyless Convenience: Facilitates easier access for staff, users, and visitors with options including smartphones (iOS and Android), smart credentials, and PIN codes.

Hardware

Reliable and Wireless: Features a smart, modern design that is easy to install and maintain, avoiding the cost and complexity of traditional mechanical access solutions.

Installed Solutions

CCTV
Salto SPACE Access Control 

THE CHALLENGE

The primary challenge was to install an access control solution that was not only effective but also complemented Fora’s high-end building aesthetic. The goal was to create seamless security solutions that blend into the fabric of the building without being obtrusive.

Working alongside Opem Security for the past eight years has been a testament to the strength of our partnership. As the Group Head of Facilities for The Office Group, I can confidently say that Opem is not just a supplier but a vital part of our day-to-day operations Opem has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our security needs and has provided innovative solutions that align seamlessly with our evolving requirements. Their commitment to excellence and reliability has made them a key player in our long-term security strategy. In an industry where trust is paramount, Opem has proven time and again to be a partner we can depend on. The longevity of our relationship is a testament to their unwavering dedication and the value they bring to The Office Group. Their commitment to excellence has been a driving force behind our successful 360 security operation model.

ALEX WALTERS | GROUP HEAD OF FACILITIES AT THE OFFICE GROUP

THE RESULTS

Project Highlights

  • Successful Integration: Achieved high-end security solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Enhanced Building Management: Utilised smart technology for better building management.

By integrating advanced security systems with innovative technology, Opem successfully created a secure, user-friendly environment that maintains the sophisticated look and feel of Borough Yards. This project not only enhanced the operational efficiency of the workspace but also ensured that the security features were seamlessly woven into the building’s overall aesthetic.

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