For the final phase in the £17 million redevelopment of Loreto
College in Manchester, the new Ellis and Kennedy Building required a
series of high performance door closers. DORMA, global leaders in
the manufacture of door controls, automatics and movable walls,
supplied 288 of its sleek cam action door closers to meet the
Designed by Taylor Young architects and built by Bardsley Construction, the new build educational facility houses a library, computer facilities and a learning resource centre. Comprising of five storeys and approximately 6,800m2 of floor space, the project was designed to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities in a contemporary environment. As such, when it came to the specification of door closers, DORMA’s TS92 and TS93 proved ideal for their compact, elegant design and safe, reliable functionality – ideal for a heavily trafficked educational facility.
Architectural ironmongers, Lloyd Worrall, worked closely with the architects to ensure that the most suitable door closers were specified for the project. In total, DORMA provided 234 x TS 92 cam action door closers and 54 x TS 93 cam action door closers, all supplied in the stylish Contur design with a silver finish.
For the classroom and office doors, DORMA supplied its discreetly designed and quality assured TS 92 door closers. Suitable for doors up to a maximum width of 1100mm they are the perfect choice for use on internal doors with a regular and heavy footfall.
The DORMA TS 92 cam action door closers fit perfectly into virtually any interior design, thanks largely to the system’s unrivalled adaptability in fixing and an inconspicuous, subtle appearance. Specified in silver, the elegant TS 92 door closers offer exceptional performance whilst elegantly complementing the project’s modern internal doors.
With its compact dimensions, versatile design and concealed fixings, the TS 93 door closer system – also supplied in a stylish silver finish – proved ideal for use on doors throughout the building’s corridors.
Unlike rack and pinion slide-channel door closers, the DORMA TS 93 system uses a linear drive mechanism and heart-shaped cam to ensure resistance encountered when opening the door decreases virtually instantly with the opening action. The rapidly decreasing opening force ensures that each door can be opened with minimal resistance, offering ease of use for children and elderly people as well as improved disabled access.
DORMA’s TS 92 and TS 93 door closers both meet the requirements of BS EN 1154 Code of Practice and the requirements of Part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act (now known as the Equality Act) to remove the physical barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing a service. This is a requirement for schools and educational institutions as detailed by The Special Education Needs & Disability Act (SENDA).
With the project now complete, the stylish door closers further enhance the building’s stunning contemporary aesthetic. Thanks to the high quality, high performance range of products provided by DORMA, the Ellis and Kennedy Building provides safe, smooth and reliable access to its students, staff and visitors.