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Aykon London One, also known as DAMAC Tower, is a major new residential development in Nine Elms, Vauxhall. Located at 69-71 Bondway, the 50-storey structure will on completion feature 360 one, two and three bedroom apartments with interiors designed by Donatella Versace, with abodes facing north and west overlooking the south bank of the Thames and those to the south east having a view over Vauxhall Park.

With the project being taken over by Dubai-based real estate giant DAMAC in 2015, Brentwood was brought in to provide a two way radio communications system for on-site staff for the duration of construction.  With a primary focus on supporting health and safety for banksmen, slingers, security personnel and crane operators, we supplied a fleet of Motorola DP4400 non-display digital handsets programmed with emergency alert and monitoring features.

For supervisors and foremen, we recommended the more feature rich Motorola DP4800 full keypad and display handsets to help with coordination and team management. We also installed Motorola DM4400 units to act as fixed base stations, as these radios provide an exceptionally wide coverage area and a rich range of features for network management.

One of the key requirements was to provide a reliable hands-free system for crane operators, allowing them to communicate with colleagues from their cab without compromising safety. We did this using an approach our engineers have pioneered over many years, combining a long “goose mic” wired to the two way radio unit with a foot pedal in place of the push-to-talk button.

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