Two TORMAX automatic single sliding doors create a warm welcome to all visitors to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's new Wolseley Centre. The doors work in tandem to create a spacious lobby area that helps ensure a clear through-flow of pedestrians whilst also reducing heat-loss from the building. Enhancing the internal ambience, natural light floods through the glass doors whilst an attractive frosted wildlife manifestation to the external door complements the aesthetics of the façade.
Home to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust since 2003, the Wolseley Centre recently underwent a significant redevelopment programme. The new facility includes a stylish café with stunning views over the lake, a revamped car park offering more spaces, as well as an eco-friendly and fully accessible learning pod that was made possible thanks to a grant from Biffa Award.
Delivering exceptional reliability, the doors are powered by two powerful TORMAX Windrive 2201 operators which can each drive a single door leaf of up to 120kg, or a double set of doors weighing up to 100kg per leaf. Tested to well in excess of current industry requirements of one million cycles, Windrive operators can be found installed in demanding locations throughout the world.
The Windrive 2201 operators are a cost-effective option, are quick and simple to install and are also easy for National Trust staff to adjust to meet the demands of the day.
Straightforward, two-key programming allows the opening and closing speed, hold-open time and opening width to be altered to reflect changing weather conditions and fluctuating levels of foot traffic.
TORMAX worked closely with main contractor, Sutton Coldfield Construction Ltd, delivering an attractive automatic access solution that ensures the facility can be easily accessed by everyone.
“Our exciting new facility is attracting a great many visitors’, comments Sue Chance, Head of Commercial Operations for the Wildlife Trust. “The café is extremely popular, and the automatic entrance is a definite boon, making it easy for families with buggies, wheelchair users and the elderly to all come inside and enjoy the lake view.”