Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Client: Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
Type of works: supply of an automatic sliding door operator

Cornwall’s luxury eco hotel, the Scarlet, is taking a contemporary, minimalist approach to the design of its reception, using glass walls and a sleek automatic sliding door operator from GEZE UK, to maximise the impact of its striking coastline view.

The UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control technology was asked to provide two operators that would blend seamlessly into the bright glass entrance lobby, and GEZE UK’s unique Slimdrive SL was the ideal choice.

Part of GEZE’s Slimdrive range, the durable SL operators are just 7cm high so could be fitted to the main entrance and the interior glass screen almost invisibly, creating a lobby. The automatic doors are suitable for high footfall and ensure access is easy for all, while the lobby arrangement prevents some heat loss, supporting the hotel’s sustainability credentials.

Offering flexibility, reliability, functionality and safety, the Slimdrive SL has also been designed and tested to meet the requirements of all relevant standards and regulations, including Building Bulletin 93, Approved Documents B and M, as well as assisting with the vigorous demands of the DDA. The entrances were also fitted with radar motion detectors and safety sensors, and the automatic doors can be easily programmed to provide a night mode for enhanced security and a permanently open option for busy check-in and check-out periods.

In the hotel corridors, GEZE UK fitted TS 5000 rack and pinion door closers with electromechanical hold open e-guide rails. This enables the hotel to leave the doors permanently open to aid ease of movement around the hotel, but allows the doors to be automatically closed in case of emergency. This life safety feature is essential, but it was also important that the closers did not impact on the look or aesthetic appeal of the interior decor, so all the wiring was concealed within the head of the doorframe.

“The look and aesthetic appeal of the entrance and corridors in this boutique hotel was an incredibly important criteria. While the safety of guests and staff were paramount, and durability and reliability were key, the hotel did not want to compromise on style. Fortunately, our Slimdrive range is designed for projects just like this entrance, so the hotel was able to have it all,” said sales director Andy Howland.

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GEZE is a world leader in the field of manual and automatic door and window control systems, plus smoke and heat ventilation systems. GEZE also specialise in glass products – in particular, innovative frameless glass systems, which can be...
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