Slimdrive SL at Holmes Place in Farnborough

GEZE fit for Holmes Place

Holmes Place in Farnborough is now fully compliant with the requirements of the DDA after installing an automatic entrance system from GEZE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of door and window control technology.

Lichfield-based GEZE has installed the state-of-the-art system at the luxury health centre in a bid to ensure equal access for all, a key requirement of the tough Disability Discrimination Act legislation.

In a bid to ensure compliance GEZE specified a glass entrance solution featuring the sleek 7cm Slimdrive SL micro processor, an automatic drive for sliding doors. Favoured by architects because of its aesthetics and size, the Slimdrive SL can enable fully automatic access to buildings whilst the slender design also makes it possible for the designer and architect to locate the drives so that they are nearly invisible in elevation.

Meanwhile, infrared Safety Sensors mounted on the top rails of the door leaves provide maximum safety for customers by ensuring the doors open fully when approached and do not close until the area is completely clear.

This is complemented by complete level access – there are no ramps or steps to enter the building – whilst the entrance system also features a clear glass system to maximise visibility.

GEZE UK sales and marketing director Paul Gerrard commented: “The complete Slimdrive range is fully compliant with the requirements of the DDA and is ideal for the leisure industry. All of the products are designed to cope with high volumes of pedestrian traffic, a common feature associated with health clubs and other types of leisure industry buildings.”