Delivering invisible automation to a new arched glass doorway, TORMAX was contracted to install their technologically advanced iMotion 1401 operator into the stone floor of the entrance to the Porter’s Lodge, Christ Church at Oxford University.
Ideal for period properties such as this, the iMotion 1401 makes it possible to benefit from the convenience of an automatic entrance, without interfering with an historic façade. The Porter’s Lodge is the security and information hub of the College, monitoring alarms, safeguarding keys, receiving and sending mail, directing visitors and generally providing information.
The new entrance was part of a re-design of the Lodge carried out by Montgomery Architects, in conjunction with Christ Church, English Heritage and an OCC Conservation Officer, bringing the facilities into the 21st Century whilst safeguarding the historic character of this Grade I listed Wolsey building.
Replacing a wooden door, aluminium and glass specialist, Openwood, was contracted to design and manufacture an all-glass frameless arched doorway, with TORMAX providing specialist automation with the iMotion 1401 door drive.
Robert Montgomery of Montgomery Architects said "The old manual door often ended up being propped open much of the time. "The glass automatic entrance helps minimise heat loss from the building whilst also creating a more welcoming aspect to encourage people inside.”
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