KONE wins order to equip the ‘Arbor’ office building at Bankside Yards, London

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KONE Corporation, press release, April 27, 2021

 KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply a suite of People Flow® solutions, including 15 custom-made KONE elevators and escalators, for the new ‘Arbor’ office building at Western Yards, phase one of the Bankside Yards mixed-use development in London.

Located along the South Bank of the river Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and the Tate Modern museum and built above historic railway arches, the 20-story Arbor will combine sustainable solutions and intelligent technologies to meet some of the most stringent environmental standards in the world. The building has been certified Platinum by WiredScore, rated Excellent by BREEAM and is set to achieve a Gold WELL Building Standard.

 KONE will deliver six KONE MiniSpace™ DoubleDeck elevators, five KONE MonoSpace® elevators and four KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, all with custom-made finishes. In addition, the building will be equipped with the KONE Destination Control System for reduced waiting and traveling times, KONE InfoScreens to provide sophisticated communications for tenants and visitors, as well as the KONE E-Link™ facility management tool.

“The Bankside Yards redevelopment is an ambitious project that combines modern design and heritage architecture and it will reestablish the area in an impressive way. We have worked hard with the developer Native Land to create a unique people flow experience that helps the building meet the high sustainability requirements. We also worked together on design elements and how to best integrate with the surroundings, which is vital in a prestigious development such as this,” says Thomas Hinnerskov, Executive Vice President for KONE Central and North Europe.

 The building is expected to be completed in August 2022 and it is being developed by Native Land. The main contractor is Multiplex and the main architect is PLP Architecture.

KONE booked the order in the third quarter of 2020.

For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com

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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
December 20, 2019: KONE wins order to equip a new office tower in the City of London
June 20, 2019: KONE to equip Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier in Germany
March 6, 2019: KONE wins order for Google’s UK headquarters development in London

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2020, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.