Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Lock-Tech / VINCI Construction
EMD-F electro-mechanical swing door operators / TS 2000 NV manual overhead closers / TS 4000 closers
Bay Campus at Swansea University, has been designed to promote a 'friendly and collegiate feel'.
900 apartments have been created in 11 blocks, in clusters of 4-11 bedrooms, each with a reception, common room and kitchen.
As the comings and goings of student life can be noisy, GEZE's Slimdrive EMD-F electro-mechanical swing door operator was specified for the external main entrances.
It eliminates the possibility of banging doors in the early hours as the Slimdrive EMD-F is virtually silent in operation and has the capacity to move large and heavy, single-leaf doors with ease. Its durability also means that it is a low-maintenance solution for areas of heavy footfall and its slimline design - the Slimdrive EMD-F operator is just 7cm high - means that it is extremely discreet.
Inside, more than 2000 TS 2000 NV manual overhead closers have been fitted to student rooms, corridors, and communal areas, while eight TS 4000 closers were chosen for some of the external doors.
The TS 2000 NV was the ideal choice for the accommodation blocks as it features an over pressurisation valve which protects the internal workings of the unit from damage. It is also highly efficient and has a fully adjustable closing speed, hydraulic latching action and adjustable closing force, making it easier to conform to the requirements of Approved Document M and BS 8300.
The TS 4000 was chosen for the larger doors, particularly external swing doors which may have to battle with the elements. The adjustable power 1-6 makes the unit a great solution for heavier door leaves, particularly those which may need to be opened in windy conditions by the sea as they are suitable for doors from 750-1400mm wide and are also fitted with an adjustable backcheck as standard.
Lock-Tech carried out the supply and installation of the Slimdrive EMD-F operators and the supply of the TS 2000 NV and TS 4000 closers working closely with VINCI Construction and their sub-contractors. The company attended several site meetings to refine the ironmongery schedules to suit the client's needs.
"As GEZE UK is our core door closer provider, we knew that its products possessed the quality that was required. We also knew that the universal fixing options and adjustable features would be perfect for the manual closer requirements. Grade 316 satin stainless steel was specified for the general ironmongery to these buildings where possible" said Ian Twose, Technical Specialist for Lock-Tech.