Sector: Education, higher education
Solution: Ironmongery, Door Automation
The Faculty of Health building at Edge Hill University provides teaching space, academic and administration staff offices, catering and an 850 seat lecture theatre that is normally used as three separate theatres in approximately 7000m2. Circulation has evolved into social learning spaces with wireless access to the internet and computer network. The building is almost entirely naturally ventilated with heating and cooling provided by ground source heat pumps and solar panels significantly reducing carbon emissions.
With over 1000 staff and students in the building it is an extremely busy environment and safe and efficient access, egress and movement around the building are of paramount importance.
The architects brief stated that it is essential that the ironmongery performs successfully, meeting requirements of durability, comfort, aesthetics and cost performance.
The variety of access and egress requirements were complex and a close working relationship between Lloyd Worrall and the architect evolved to ensure energy efficient solutions and products that aide compliance to the Equality Act were supplied.
As well as the door furniture, Lloyd Worrall specified and scheduled sliding door and swing door units for high pedestrian areas together with fully automatic electro-hydraulic swing door operators and cam-action closers.
“Lloyd Worrall developed the specification, schedule and suiting in conjunction with the architects providing options and samples for approval. As important as the performance requirements, with a fast construction programme and a completion date that was critical for the university, the ability to supply the ironmongery to site on time and efficiently for installation was absolutely key. Lloyd Worrall met the programme with a competitive cost”.
Architect, Andrew Brown