thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

Client: thecentre:mk
Type of works: supply of iMotion® 1401 underfloor door operators

Setting the standard for a truly contemporary experience, the new ‘Destination Dining’ area of one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, thecentre:mk located in Milton Keynes, features a bank of minimalist swing glass doors automated by concealed TORMAX iMotion® 1401 underfloor operators. Creating an entrance with aesthetically clean lines, the motors are mounted in sealed casings in the floor allowing the doors to swing silently open without the need for any external linkage. Incorporating highly sophisticated technology, iMotion® 1401 synchronous motors have no abrading parts to cause friction-wear, so on-going reliability and a long life expectancy is assured.

Attracting approximately 30 million visitors a year, thecentre:mk incorporates over 240 stores, restaurants and cafes, delivering an exciting and vibrant retail environment. Bassett and Findley, architectural metal craftsmen responsible for the manufacture and installation of over forty doors throughout the shopping centre, contracted TORMAX to supply and fit their technologically advanced underfloor operators to four sets of swing doors, providing prestigious yet highly functional access to an external square in the centre of shops.

The result of a dedicated research and development programme at the TORMAX head offices in Switzerland, the iMotion® 1401 door operator has been installed in many busy locations worldwide since its launch three years ago. Simple to install, the operator is compatible with a standard 240v electrical supply and requires only minimal ongoing maintenance. Offering a range of functions, door operation can easily be adapted to weather conditions and levels of pedestrian traffic, minimising both heat-loss from the building and energy consumption levels. A sustainable solution, iMotion® technology is almost entirely manufactured using recyclable materials.

A market-leader in door automation, TORMAX offer a bespoke design, manufacture and installation service that includes automatic swing, sliding and revolving doors to suit almost any location.

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