Client: Verulam Point
Type of works: Supply of iMotion® automatic sliding entrance system
Verulam Point, an impressive commercial office building in central St Albans, has recently undergone a major refurbishment and now benefits from a technologically advanced iMotion® automatic sliding entrance system from TORMAX UK Ltd. A sustainable option, the iMotion 2301 high torque door drives are precision engineered to ensure low energy operation whilst heat loss from the building is significantly reduced thanks to a combination of rapid reaction sensors and powerful opening and closing speeds. In addition, the operators are manufactured using 95% re-cyclable materials.
A landmark building adjacent to St Albans train station, Verulam Point was built in 1991 and in 2010 Gaybank Construction Ltd was contracted to undertake a high specification renovation to the reception area and second floor office space. The new TORMAX entrance slides smoothly open to welcome corporate employees and visitors into a five-story glazed reception atrium, offering easy access to 53,000 sq ft of prime office space.
Since the launch two years ago, TORMAX iMotion® operators have set the standard for door automation in the UK. In addition to being environmentally sound, the door drives are recognised for their reliability and durability thanks to technologically advanced synchronous motors which have no abrading parts to wear out, delivering near-indefinite life expectancy. A unique modular construction allows easy expansion of an entrance system without making existing operators redundant, giving design flexibility in the long term.
With over 60 years experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke entrance systems, TORMAX doors are found throughout the world with product development based at the head office in Switzerland. In addition to standard sliding doors, the TORMAX range includes prestigious revolving, curved-sliding, swing and folding doors.