8 dazzling door projects

Doors can be a powerful thing. Not just an essential piece of hardware, a good door could mean an excellent first impression or make for an impressive design feature. We count down some of our favourite door projects from around the UK.

No 1. New Oxford Street, London.

8 dazzling door projects

Formally known as Commonwealth House, No 1. New Oxford Street was designed in 1939 by architect Philip Cart de Lafontaine. The building recently went under refurbishment works to complement its 1930s architecture but also bring it in to the modern age. The redevelopment added 10,000 square feet of office space across nine-storeys. Included in these renovation works was the installation of a glass topped, glazed circular sliding door entrance system from GEZE.

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Ninewells residential development, Cambridge.

8 dazzling door projects

Located south of Cambridge, Ninewells is a residential development of 270 family homes and apartments. Ninewells showcases innovative architecture and sustainable design, and is a positive enhancement to its semi-rural landscape. Windows and sliding doors in this development have been finished in bronze to complement the natural timber, brick and bronze cladding throughout the site. VELFAC provided composite windows and door frames throughout the development.

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Charles Stewart House, University of Edinburgh.

8 dazzling door projects

Built in 1875 Charles Stewart House forms part of the University of Edinburgh’s estate. As part of a complete refurbishment of the entrance and reception a new automatic entrance system was installed. The doors and entrance enclosure are made from glass finished with etched artworks representing Edinburgh’s four university campuses. Automatic doors provided by TORMAX.

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12 Arthur Street, London.

8 dazzling door projects

12 Arthur Street is a commercial office building in London that aims to deliver state-of-the-art office space internally but also contribute to the urban fabric of the City of London. Renovations to their entrance system lead them to specify a bi-parting dual curved glazed door system. Bauporte provided this system clad in bronze with 360 sliding doors.

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Fortnum & Mason, London.

8 dazzling door projects

An addition to the high-end department store which opened in 1707, Fortnum and Mason extended their offering by incorporating a new restaurant in the store. Designers of 45 Jermyn Street wanted to promote the vintage glamour of the store by including an authentic looking entrance. The solution was a bespoke hand-made timber revolving door with a power assisted drive with an additional collapsible door set to allow for bulky items and luggage. Boon Edam designed and installed the new door system.

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Private residence, Bradworthy, Devon.

8 dazzling door projects

Glazing is an important part of any modern home extension. Home owners from Bradworthy, Devon chose to incorporate this design feature in their own home extension. To match the glazed aesthetic they also specified a set of bi-folding doors from Origin in order to extend their view over the Devon countryside. The bi-fold doors provided were constructed from aluminium for an attractive and durable finish.

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Grand Brighton Hotel, Brighton.

8 dazzling door projects

One of the largest hotels in the South East of England the Grand Brighton Hotel was built in 1864. Historically significant as the site of the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984, the hotel has recently undergone some important redevelopment works to its façade. During phase 1 of the redevelopment sash windows and doors were provided by David Salisbury Commercial in keeping with the building’s Victorian façade.

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Private residence, Esher, Surrey.

8 dazzling door projects

Originally built in the 1930s this Surrey home recently underwent a major transformation to the rear. Renovations included a new kitchen, dining and casual living area for the owners. As part of the renovation works an entrance door and three arch topped rear French doors were installed in keeping with the houses 30s façade. French doors from Mumford & Wood were chosen to create a soft and more homely look when compared to some ultra-modern solutions.

Find out more HERE.

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