Xscape, Braehead, Glasgow

Xscape, Braehead, Glasgow

Type of works: supply and installation of KTV revolving doors.

Two KTV revolving doors from leading manufacturer DORMA UK have been fitted to the main entrance of the Xscape leisure complex at Braehead, near Glasgow. The doors, which combine elegant good looks with robustness and durability, were chosen because they ensure a steady flow of pedestrian traffic while maintaining a comfortable environment immediately inside the entrance.

The DORMA KTV doors were fitted in order to control the environment inside the building’s main entrance. Previously, the constant flow of visitors through conventional doors allowed wind and rain to enter the building, creating an unpleasant environment that was especially unwelcoming for customers at the café located near the entrance.

The KTV doors hold back noise, dust and dirt, protect people in the vicinity of the doors from draughts and help keep heating costs down. The electrically operated automatic actuators ensure that users can pass through the doors swiftly and easily, thereby minimising congestion even during the busiest periods.

“DORMA has a good reputation for quality and reliability, and they were also able to provide what we needed at a competitive price” comments Nick Ritchie, Project Manager with construction consultant Cyril Sweett. “Performance and appearance were both equally important on this project.”

“The building is in a very exposed location and we were anxious that the door system should not allow a gale to blow through to the café located just inside the entrance. The KTV door does this superbly, and at the same time enhances the building’s appearance” adds Nick.

The DORMA KTV range is one of the most versatile revolving door options on the market. Available with two, three or four wings and either glass or metal side-walls, the KTV can be specified for any opening with an inside diameter from 2,000 to 3,400mm plus standard fixed diameters of 3,600 mm and 3,800mm.

Clients can choose a variety of options from manual operation to fully automatic, with automatic positioning features, and Servomatic drive also available. A new version of the KTV was also launched last year, featuring an innovative glass ceiling, made possible by powering the door from below instead of from above.

Xscape Braehead, which opened in March 2006, is one of the centrepieces of the Braehead redevelopment project that has breathed new life into this stretch of the Clyde waterfront. Boasting a real snow ski-slope, rock-climbing, mini-golf and other adventure activities as well as retail facilities, restaurants and cinemas, Xscape is a popular family destination which attracts thousands of visitors every week.

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