Ninety-three residential gated apartments, Kew London

Secure communal living 

Situated within a secure gated community, Kew Bridge Court offers spacious modern living consisting of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, with off-road parking just moments away from Chiswick High Road and seconds from Kew Bridge mainline station.


Grainger PLC, one of the UK’s largest professional landlords, chose IDS to design and implement security and access control systems for the entire development to ensure residents’ safety.


Tas Kyriacou, IDS Director, explains, “Grainger instructed us to enhance the security of the building as several residents had experienced numerous unauthorised people entering the building, and we needed to find a seamless and convenient way to prevent this from happening.”


Grainger PLC
Kew, London

What Was Installed

  • Access control
  • Video entry
  • Centralised control room

The solution

IDS installed access control on most communal doors leading to floors and entrances to meet the brief. The team needed to understand what the client wanted to achieve, so they worked closely with Grainger’s team and compiled a solution that would accomplish this and meet its budgetary requirements.


A combination of market-leading access control and CCTV products from Paxton and Dahua was selected due to their high reliability and functions to enable Grainger to remotely manage their sites from their headquarters.


A key feature of this development is an onsite concierge for residents. This meant that it was important that both on and off-site staff were able to control all the systems across the 98 apartments and 12 blocks. To address this, IDS implemented a centralised control room. The advanced control was vital to the client in providing a seamless experience for residents and their guests when they approached the site.

The result

IDS’ consultative approach was just the ticket for helping Grainger understand the complete design and specification, enabling them to communicate this with their residents for quick adoption.


Tas comments, “It’s always a pleasure working with Grainger PLC, they have been a client of ours now for several years, and we find their team very professional. It’s nice to know that they entrust us with their security systems, effectively their residents’ safety, and constantly employ excellent main contractors that make the onsite experience easy and seamless. Grainger has been pleased with our solutions and blends perfectly within their process.