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BMW/Mini Showroom, Borehamwood
Stirling Way, Borehamwood, WD6 2BT
Scotthall BMW & Jardine Motors
A new, state of the art BMW/Mini showroom in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire was opened in December 2008. The stunning, purpose built facility was developed as part of a major regeneration programme across Scotthall BMW sites in the London area. The showroom complex was built by construction company, Talbot Design, who specialise in the design and build of car dealerships across the UK. In order to satisfy the security requirements of the prestigious site, Talbot Design approached Marshalls Street Furniture to provide a high performance, physical security solution. The requirements of the project were not only to maximise the security of the site, but also to co-ordinate with the aesthetic of the impressive showroom structure
In order to satisfy the security requirements of the site, Marshalls Street Furniture provided a range of Rhino perimeter protection products to the scheme. To secure long perimeters around the edge of the facility, Marshalls supplied a large quantity of Rhino RB 60/SS hoop barriers. Manufactured from grade 316L stainless steel, the barriers provide excellent protection against unauthorised vehicular entry, whilst still allowing pedestrian access to enable customers to move freely around the forecourt. To protect the large range of new and used cars on show, Marshalls provided Rhino stainless steel telescopic bollards. The RT SS5 is raised vertically and locked into place to provide exceptional security, and can be instantly lowered into the ground to provide vehicle access when required. This is provides an ideal solution for garage forecourts, where frequent vehicle movement and repositioning is a necessity. In addition to this, Marshalls also supplied a number of Fold Down bollards to the forecourt. The RT KEY OP 1 is locked into place vertically to provide an effective security solution, and can be easily folded flat when required to allow vehicular entry. The bollard is surface mounted with two steel bolts, meaning that no ground work is required. This makes the bollard an ideal choice for areas where ground excavation is not an option.
The products supplied to the dealership provide an exceptional and flexible security solution, which is befitting of a site holding such valuable assets. The heavy duty, RT SS5 telescopic post, is reinforced with a 5mm steel internal post sleeve for increased impact performance in the event of a ram raid attack. The grade 316L stainless steel finish of both the RT SS5 bollard the RB 60/SS hoop barriers, provides a co-ordinating, contemporary aesthetic which effectively complements the state of the art, two storey showroom structure. The material also provides attractive life cost benefits, as it requires very little maintenance to retain its original contemporary appearance. Grade 316L stainless steel is much less susceptible to effects of corrosion than cheaper alternative grades and also offers greater resistance to the effects of pitting and staining.