GEZE - automatische Schiebetür Slimdrive SL bei John-Radcliffe Childrens Hospital, Oxford
Slimdrive SL
TS 4000
TS 4000

Hospital prescribes GEZE UK

Architecture office: Parry Bowen

The UK's leading supplier of door and window control systems, GEZE UK, is just what the doctor ordered to create a striking entrance at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Children's Hospital.

GEZE UK's bi-parting Slimdrive SL sliding door operators were chosen by contractors Parry Bowen for the grand entrance to the state-of-the-art development on the John Radcliffe site.

Meeting both practical and aesthetic demands, the Slimdrive SL is durable enough to stand up to the heavy footfall through the main doors and the operator, at just 7cm high, can be integrated into the door, which compliments the stylish facade.

Elite Ironmongery also chose GEZE UK's products throughout the hospital, ranging from automatic swing doors, TSA 160 / 162 to TS 4000 overhead door closers.

Installed with minimum disruption to staff and patients, the TSA 160 / 162 swing doors were fitted with an electro magnetic locking system to provide reliable security to sensitive areas of the hospital.

In addition to the security benefits, the TSA range was perfect for the high footfall areas of the hospital, as it requires little assistance to open and provides access for all, making it suitable for less able-bodied patients, children and theatre trolleys.

GEZE UK's sales and marketing director Jules Quested-Williams said: "The demanding nature of the hospital meant that we had to provide safe, durable products that could stand up to constant use but also fit the modern aesthetics of the building. The Slimdrive SL is perfect for this task, and the TSA 160 / TSA 162 swing doors are indispensable in hospitals as they allow people to get around the building faster. Our products have been designed to allow fast, easy and effective access which is absolutely vital for a hospital."

Vickie Holcroft, project director at John Radcliffe Hospital said: "We're really delighted with the entrance, which creates exactly the right impression for a clean, modern, state-of-the-art hospital. It has a high quality finish that reflects a nice, warm, welcoming environment for patients and staff."

Many of the hospital’s vital services, including the state-of-the-art operating theatres and critical care facility have been transferred to the new building, after the hospital was required to close operations in its former 18th century premises.