A GEZE environmentally friendly entrance

  • 4 May 2021

GEZE automatic doors provide the perfect solution for a new building, where environmental soundness is at the heart of its design.

When CABI needed a new home to replace the old school building they had been in for 33 years and now required a high level of maintenance, they turned to international design practice Scott Brownrigg. 

The challenge for GEZE

The challenge was to design an energy efficient, purpose-built headquarters for the not-for-profit organisation. It had to be in keeping with their values of protecting the environment and enhancing biodiversity.

A new entrance for this impressive local landmark had to meet this exacting vision. 


GEZE Slimdrive SCR automatic curved sliding door

A GEZE Slimdrive SCR provides a light and airy all-glass lobby entrance which blends seamlessly into the facade. 

The circular entrance features two sets of automatic bi-parting curved glass sliding doors. It creates a lobby that minimises heat loss or gain and so helps to contribute to the building’s environmental credentials. 

Further positives

In addition, the Slimdrive SCR combines high performance with unobtrusive operation. The drives are just 7cm in height and very discreet. 

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the building has a living roof on top, designed to attract insects and birds and enhance bio-diversity. 

‘The Slimdrive SCR is perfect’

GEZE UK, national specification manager Richard Richardson-Derry, says: “Creating an environmentally friendly building was essential to CABI and we were delighted to work closely with Scott Brownrigg to play a part in achieving this. The Slimdrive SCR is perfect for providing an entrance that limits temperature variation.”

‘Extremely proud’ 

Ed Hayden, from Scott Brownrigg, comments: “We are extremely proud of the CABI Headquarters. It is an eye catching building yet stays true to the core values of the organisation. GEZE’s solution of a lobby entrance fitted perfectly with what we wanted to achieve.”


Blenheim Way,
Fradley Park,
United Kingdom,
WS13 8SY

Phone: 01543 443000
Fax: 01543 443001

Visit the GEZE UK website

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