Usworth Sixth Form College
Usworth Sixth Form College
TS 2000 NV

GEZE makes the grade

The UK’s leading supplier of door and window control systems GEZE UK has chalked up another success with a combination of automatic and manual door closing solutions at the state of the art Usworth Sixth Form College in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Specialist curtain wall fabricator Topside Ltd chose GEZE’s Slimdrive SC automatic door for the college entrance while architectural ironmonger Laidlaw Solutions at Gateshead specified GEZE’s reliable TS 2000 door closers for the interior doors. Both products were selected for their versatility and quality, essential in the demanding college environment.

The main objectives for the build were to maximise energy efficiency and minimise lifetime costs, as well as create an attractive environment for students and teachers while complying with regulations.  GEZE UK was therefore the perfect choice to deliver manual and automatic door closers that could enhance the design and facilitate the efficient movement of students during busy class changes. Meeting the demands of aesthetics and functionality, the TS 2000 is also CERTIFIRE approved (CF 252), making it suitable for use on fire doors.

With a height of just 7cm, the Slimdrive SC was the ideal product to be fitted as inconspicuously as possible, enhancing the overall appearance of the front entrance. The draught proofing provided by GEZE’s automatic door contributed to the energy efficiency of the building whilst maintaining a smooth flow of students and teachers in and out of the college at peak periods.