Bespoke high-end security, fire and smart tech installations for prestigious award-winning buildings


Award-winning buildings

Using skill, innovation and expertise to work on some of the countries most impressive buildings

Over the years we have had the opportunity to design and install security, fire and smart home technology to many world-class properties and establishments. These architecturally stunning and complex sites often present unusual demands and challenges. However, the reward of delivering a unique and seamless system that meets exacting requirements is worth the effort.

Blavatnik School of GovernanceThe Blavatnik School of government, part of the University of Oxford

Located right in the heart of Oxford. The Blavatnik features glass interior walls, courtyards and skylights to flood the space with natural light. The building boasts many flexible teaching spaces, two horseshoe-shaped lecture theatres and a forum for exhibition and debate.

We designed and installed  a multi-layered intruder, CCTV and access control system to protect the public and high profile visitors at this impressive, purpose-built university facility.

The building was won: Riba National Award 2016, Riba SOUTH award 2016, Riba South client of the year 2016, shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Award and BBC Reader’s Favourite New British Building.

The Weston Library, part of the Bodleian Library, Oxford

Weston library security

The new Weston Library at Oxford University houses some of the nation’s most valuable documents, in order to keep these treasured volumes safe, the library had to have a state-of-the-art fire and security system.

Chris Lewis designed a tailor-made fire-protection system for the building. It needed to actively integrate with its high-level security systems. The high-tech project protects documents of national importance that are used by renowned academics, students and the public.

Its list of awards includes Riba National Award 2016, Riba South award 2016, Riba south Building of the Year 2016 – sponsored by marley eternity, shortlisted for the Stirling prize 2016.

The Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College, Oxford Univeristy

Security at St Antony's College

The new Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College is striking and bold. Designed by the late renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, it is a concept that uses a sleek stainless steal façade to gently reflect the light and nature around it.

We installed a comprehensive security system. This included digital CCTV, intruder alarms and access control. Discreet and innovative, this bespoke system delivers maximum protection while working in harmony with the building’s aesthetics.

Chris Lewis Smart Home designed and installed lighting control, audio equipment and a video conferencing system to the new lecture theatre.

Awards include: Lux Awards 2015 education and healthcare project of the year 2015, Riba National Award 2016 and Riba South award 2016.

kensington palaceKensington Palace

In 2012 Historic Royal Palaces completed the £12 million project to transform Kensington Palace. This included four new visitor routes, a new café, a shop, education facilities, improved accessibility and new public gardens.

Chris Lewis Smart Home were commissioned by heritage building experts to design and install a lighting system into Kensington Palace. We designed a system to enhance the visitor experience, while ensuring that it did not damage the ornate ceilings, paintings and tapestries on display. The result was a sophisticated programmable system that is easy to use.

The building has won two RICS awards awards, one for ‘Community Benefit’ and the other for ‘Tourism and Leisure’.

If you own or manage a building that is out of the ordinary and need a professional and seamless installation, we can help. We work with you to design and install security, fire and smart home technology that preserves that architecture and features of your property. Get in touch or call 01865 782 444

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