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August 11, 2022

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Amthal provides security for new NQ64 arcade bar in London

Amthal has worked closely with contractors in the security fit out for the new NQ64 arcade bar in London, helping staff and guests enjoy the retro arcade games and classic consoles safely and securely.

The new addition in Soho, NQ64’s eighth UK venue, reportedly offers a choice of over 30 original arcade games including Time Crisis, Guitar Hero, Dancing Stage and Pac-Man, alongside a selection of gamer-themed cocktails.

In the build, contractor Clarke Gough ripped out the existing site, taking it right back to the brickwork and building from scratch. This included removal of a legacy CCTV and intruder alarm system, which Amthal replaced with a smart and monitored solution.

Andy Platt, Property Manager at NQ64 Arcade Bars said: “It’s always exciting to open a new venue, but bringing NQ64 to London has been a huge ambition of ours for some years. We think it will bring a whole new dimension to the entertainment landscape of the capital by transporting visitors back in time. This is whilst being the latest hotspot for those who just want to have a drink and a good night out in the capital.”

NQ64 Soho is said to have a capacity for 300 people, for which safety and security was a top priority in the specification and design of the venue.

Andrew Clarke of Clark Gough added: “This was an immense project where every aspect of the design had to work with the retro glowing neon graffiti theme of NQ64, right from the entrance through to the bar area.

“In the first fit stage, we had to include security to ensure compliance. Having Amthal on board right from the early stages of the design, and specification of the bar development was key. The team could offer advice and practical support on how and where to install the right systems to assure guest safety and peace of mind.”

For the new Soho facilities bar security, Amthal reportedly installed monitored intruder alarm and IP CCTV to maximise protection and visual verification across the site.

Steve Holdway, Amthal Account Manager – Sales Team concluded: “NQ64 welcomes its guests to explore its retro atmosphere with the music, games and cocktails which we all know and love.

“Security measures must be in place to protect everyone on site, and the property itself, and this extends to all part of the premises. What our work here shows is the importance of operating closely with contractors right from specification and design to ensure systems can be installed that blend with their surroundings, without affecting the experience of staff and guests.”

 

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