GEZE ensure ship-shape ferry terminal

GEZE ensure ship-shape ferry terminal

GEZE UK have supplied a number of their products for a new £30m ferry terminal created as a community and tourism gateway to the Isle of Arran.

The terminal, designed by architects, Norr of Glasgow is ship-shaped following the traditional lines of a sea bearing vessel and is clad in sandstone.

A wall of windows are fitted to the ‘stern’ of its west elevation, operated by 30 GEZE Slimchain drives.

The Slimchain drives a natural ventilation system facilitated by a GEZE MBZ 300 two-zone control panel, which is integrated into the terminal’s building management system (BMS).

GEZE Powerchain drives have been placed on the upper vents to operate the larger windows.

Stairwells were also fitted with Slimchain drives alongside GEZE OL Line manual opening systems to enable natural smoke and heat ventilation if required, and to give additional natural ventilation.

Beneath the glazed western elevation are two automatic swing doors to either side. These are powered by GEZE Slimdrive EMD-F operators - electro-mechanical drives that are versatile, providing easy access for those with mobility issues.

They provide power assisted opening and can be initiated using the operating button with guaranteed constant opening and closing speed.

At 7cm high, the discreet Slimdrive EMD-F operators sit neatly on the door frame, they offer a low-wear, quiet, hi-performance system.

A further Slimdrive EMD-f was fitted to one of the side elevations of the building.

From the main entrance, accessed by its pass doors, a glazed corridor leads to a bi-parting sliding door powered by a GEZE Slimdrive SL NT operator, which leads into the foyer of the main reception area.

Slimdrive SL NTs can move leaf weights of up to 125kg, ideal for buildings with high levels of footfall and a continuous flow of people heading in and out of the building.

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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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