New store entrance demands ‘invisible’ door operator

Health and beauty retailer Boots UK has opened a new store in London with facade solutions that required specialist doors.

The entrance to the Kensington High Street store needed to complement its glass and bronze-anodised facade and facade solutions specialist Colorminium designed and installed double doors. The doors included GEZE UK’s UFO NT – an underfloor operator that is completely hidden from view, quiet in operation and complies with the Equality Act and BS EN 8300. The UFO NT can be used on any type of doors – glass, metal or wood, and can operate doors with leaf widths up to 1250mm on external doors and 1600mm on internal doors and up to 125kg in weight.

The Boots store is part of a mixed use building on the corner of High Street and Wrights Lane. The 1970s building has been remodelled and extended and includes office space, a new retail arcade and connection to the London Underground.  

Andy Iredale, GEZE UK’s national sales manager for automatics and window technology explains why the the UFO NT was the right solution for this store. "The operator is concealed beneath the floor giving designers the freedom to create aesthetically pleasing entrances yet still provide automatic access."

Mihai Ciobanu, project manager at Colorminium added: "This new product is mounted below the finished floor level and so gave us the clean stylish entrance we wanted."   

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