GEZE UK powers Ripon Cathedral’s new entrance

GEZE UK powers Ripon Cathedral’s new entrance

GEZE UK’s Slimdrive SL automatic operators are powering the entrance of Ripon Cathedral. The Masons marks on Ripon Cathedral’s West Front show it was built by the finest craftsmen in England and Europe; so when the Cathedral decided to install a stunning glass porch, it was essential the project was as finely crafted and durable as the building itself.

The brief was to create a welcoming new entrance that would transform the Cathedral, flooding it with light and allowing people to see directly inside. GEZE UK was commissioned by façade specialist DML on behalf of Caroe Architecture to provide door operators for two single-leaf doors positioned either side of the lobby to complement the new porch’s elegant design, yet create a safe automatic entrance for a historic building with an extremely high level of footfall. With its exceptionally slim design and a drive unit height of just 7cm, the Slimdrive SL automatic sliding operator was the perfect solution for the job.

Designed specifically for high volume traffic areas, the Slimdrive SL is especially suited to glass facades. It is powered by a DC motor, which is designed to ensure years of low wear and high performance. What’s more, it is virtually silent in operation making it ideal for a place of worship.

The operating system has been programmed to allow visitors in by one door and out by the other, thus controlling the flow of people through the Cathedral. And to complete the look, the operators feature a bronze finish carefully matched to the architectural bronze metalwork of the Narthex Entrance.

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