GEZE UK is helping open doors to a new way of living at Swansea University’s new student accommodation.
Developed by St. Modwen in partnership with Swansea University, The Bay Campus has been designed to promote a ‘friendly and collegiate feel’ through the design of 900 apartments.
They have been created in 11 blocks, in clusters of four to 11 bedrooms, each with reception, common room and kitchen and are built around a courtyard, plus the Tower, which combines residential, office and management areas.
Due to open in September 2017, further student apartments are now under construction, the total number now at 2,000.
Specified for the ten external main entrances to minimise noise, GEZE’s Slimdrive EMD-F electro-mechanical swing door operator was specified.
The Slimdrive EMD-F is virtually silent in operation and can move large and heavy, single lea doors with ease. Additionally, it is a low maintenance solution for areas of heavy footfall due to its durability and with its Slimdrive EMD-F operator at just 7cm high, it is extremely discreet.
More than 2000 TS 2000 NV manual overhead closers have been fitted to student rooms, corridors, and communal areas, and eight TS 4000 closers fitted for some of the external doors.
Featuring an over pressurisation valve which projects the internal workings of the unit from damage, the TS 2000 NV was the ideal choice for the accommodation blocks.
Highly efficient and with a fully adjustable closing speed, hydraulic latching action and adjustable closing force force, it makes it easier to conform to the requirements of Approved Document M and BS 8300.
The adjustable power 1-6 makes the TS 4000 the ideal solution for heavier door leaves, and particularly ideal for doors which may need to be opened in windy conditions as they are suitable for doors from 750-1400mm wide and are also fitted with an adjustable back check as standard.
The supply and installation of the Slimdrive EMD-F operators was carried out by Lock-Tech, as well as the supply of the TS 2000 NV & TS 4000 closers, working closely with VINCI construction and their sub-contractors.
Several sit meetings were attended by the company in order to refine the ironmongery schedules to suit the client’s needs.
Ian Twose, Technical Specialist for lOCK-Tech said, “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.”
The UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St Modwen has developed this former BP Transit site in partnership with the University. Academic and research facilities including a library and Great Hall are included on the $450m project.
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