Ashford Gateway, Kent

Ashford Gateway, Kent

Client: Ashford Gateway
Type of works: supplied iMotion® automatic swing side door.

Reflecting the ethos of Kent County Councils’ new Ashford Gateway building, the four wing revolving entrance system from TORMAX is combined with an iMotion® automatic swing side door, providing easy and efficient access for all potential visitors to the vast array of public and voluntary services housed at this town centre location. Representing a sustainable solution, the doors are driven by the latest in cutting edge technology, combining longevity with optimum operation to ensure low energy consumption at all times.

Opened in July 2011, the iconic Ashford Gateway building incorporates many facilities under one roof including the local library, adult education classes, tourism centre, information on voluntary services, a civil wedding ceremony venue as well as a lively and welcoming café. With such a wide variety of visitors, main contractors Morgan Sindall had to give careful consideration to the matter of accessibility.

Driven by the powerful TORMAX 5201 Universal operator, the aesthetically impressive revolving door offers low maintenance operation combined with a high level of functionality. Minimising heat loss from the Ashford Gateway building whilst maintaining the internal ambient temperature, a self-explanatory menu on the service computer allows door speed to accurately reflect external weather conditions as well as changing levels of foot traffic.

Suitable for a whole range of different locations including retail outlets, restaurants and office buildings, the TORMAX 5201 revolving door system is often used when space is limited as it has a particularly narrow header profile, requiring just 140mm installation depth.

Giving visitors an alternative access route, the automatic swing door incorporates the iMotion 1301 synchronous motor. Designed at the TORMAX research headquarters in Switzerland, iMotion technology is entirely wear-free, delivering outstanding reliability yet requiring only minimal maintenance over its life. Incorporating an intelligent micro-processor control system, door movement is continuously being monitored and adapted to minimise energy consumption.

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