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The employee accommodation facilities at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby underwent a £16.4 million redevelopment to raise the standards of living quarters for key workers, helping to retain highly skilled staff. The new 220-bed residential scheme will feature 124 apartments for junior doctors and 96 individual en-suite bedrooms with shared communal spaces for student nurses.

Laidlaw was asked to provide a competitive cylinder solution for the project. The key aims of the project were to include master keying as well as secure, authorised key duplication.

The Solution

Laidlaw supplied 133 master key cylinders for the project with a satin nickel finish.

Master keying splits the development into sections and grants access to multiple doors within the defined section using just one key. This solution means a minimum number of keys are needed to access multiple areas and doors within a building. For this project, the client provided an initial proposal for the master key system which Laidlaw was able to make suggested changes to in order to provide the best solution to meet the aims of the project. Laidlaw has a trained team who are able to offer key suiting for clients to provide a suitable solution through proposed key logic.

How Laidlaw Helped

How Laidlaw Helped

Key duplication was of high importance for the project as the client wanted key duplication to be easy and simple, yet wanted to ensure that keys could not be cut locally. The Orbis 600 patented protection key system allows replacement keys to be ordered easily through Laidlaw, yet due to its patented technology means unauthorised key duplication is protected.

To help with on-site installation, Laidlaw packed each cylinder individually, marking the packs with individual door numbers, a simple but effective way of minimizing installation errors and saving the installers time.

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