McAleer & Rushe, Angel Lane, Stratford, London
Profile doors, acquired by Alliance Door Engineering Ltd in 2007, have been installing their in house made range of Folding Shutter Doors for over 25 years, specialising in the larger applications which require cost effective and high security solutions.
Alliance were approached by McAleer & Rushe for the student accommodation project at Angel Lane, to design a door that could be hung from a stepped ceiling and maintain enough clear side room for disabled car parking spaces and maintain enough headroom for the refuse collection vehicle.
This particular project represented quite a challenge, as the door would be required to open and close automatically, have safety devices, incorporate a keypad and be accessible by the Fire Brigade via a fireman’s switch. We put together a package that suited the requirements of McAleer & Rushe and allowed them to complete the £30M project.
Following the initial contact from McAleer & Rushe, the project was managed by our very own Managing Director John Hare, who not only quoted the work, but surveyed, specified electrical requirements and liaised with the site. The specific nature of the site required the doors to be bi-parting, driven by motors on both sides which were linked together to operate simultaneously, 65% of the door had to bunch on one side and 30% bunch on the other. The door was operated by digital keypad and had safety detectors in the top corner of each side of the door. These detectors spanned a light grid across the opening front and back, if the grid was broken at any point, the door would stop immediately. A fireman’s switch was also fitted that would allow the Fire Brigade to open the door in case of emergency.
The works have now ensured Unite Student Accommodation have a reliable and secure access and egress system, fully compliant with the latest health and safety legislation enabling them to meet the demands for accommodation.
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