Attention to detail, extensive experience and team work produces exquisite result.

Lloyd Worrall’s experience, technical knowledge and collaborative working with the project stakeholders has provided a range of compliant and sympathetic doorset and door automation solutions to this prestigious university project.

Educational spaces are busy places. The success of the architectural solutions plays a vital role where safe and efficient access, egress and movement around the building are of paramount importance.

Established in 1946 Lloyd Worrall has grown to be one of the largest architectural solutions businesses in the UK, supplying the building industry with its architectural hardware, doorsets, access and security, and handrail and balustrade requirements.

It has delivered a variety of doorset projects in the education sector over the years, from refurbishments to new build school projects and extensive university campuses. Our extensive experience within the sector has shown that building relationships and working collaboratively with the project stakeholders from an early stage, can make a complex project work effectively and efficiently.

Reuben College was established in 2019 as Oxford Universities 39th and newest college. Located in a suite of buildings on the historic Radcliffe Science Library site, Reuben College is in the heart of the University’s science area. The college is housed within the Grade II listed Jackson and Worthington buildings, which date between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, alongside the world-renowned 160-year-old Abbot’s Kitchen chemistry laboratory, which was modelled on the Octagonal Abbot’s Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey.

This prestigious project was delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction who involved Lloyd Worrall at an early stage to support the design and cost of the works. Our specification team worked closely with them, and joinery sub-contractor RSM Carpentry to deliver the scheme and meet client specifications and budget requirements.

Led by our London team at Yannedis, the doorset specification was as unique as the college itself, mixing old and new. The project included a complete fire and accessibility upgrade where Lloyd Worrall supplied over 200 timber and metal doorsets. The doorset requirements included a range of bespoke, specialist heritage doors, and a range of modern, functional doorsets.

This project showcased our technical ability to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, fitting modern fire integration within a period building. The specification required a range of non-fire rated, fire rated (FD30, FD60, FD120) and acoustic rated doorsets. Alongside the metal doorsets, we supplied laminated, veneered, and prime-faced timber doorsets together with side screens and over-panels.

Our London team understand how even the smallest of detail can contribute to the overall interior aesthetic, so it was particularly important that the new ironmongery for this project was in keeping with the original architectural features of the space and complement what was already in situ. This influenced the choice of finish and style when recommending door hardware.

We also provided an extensive number of automatic door operators to aid accessibility within the building. Our dedicated door automation team provided a comprehensive design, supply and installation service, adhering to safety standards throughout the process and ensuring compliance to BS EN16005. Prior to installation, comprehensive health and safety checks were conducted and risk assessments were reviewed to mitigate any potential hazards.

Seeing our products contribute to the creation of a learning environment is always a rewarding experience for the team at Lloyd Worrall, and the outstanding Reuben College is no exception.

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