- Client Name
- Cancer Research
- London, UK
- Door Number
- Additional Products
- 14 automations
Cancer Research UK is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research. The charities new Biotherapeutics Development Unit in South Mimms, Hertfordshire is designed specifically for the production of early phase clinical to cGMP.
This building is an exciting development for the charity allowing them to continue to make advances and remain at the cutting edge of cancer treatments.
Dortek worked with Shepherd Construction to design a door solution that met the particular requirements of this building.
The building contains 97 Dortek K-Type hinged single and double doorsets.
Colours were used to segment areas with mid-blue, white and red chosen for this project (see our colour chart for more information).
To meet the clients specific needs some doors were specially designed with additional clearance to allow the passage of particularly tall equipment. Door frames were also specially designed to protect the door edge against trolley traffic offering a hygienic solution to what had been a long term problem. The stainless steel frames unique telescopic design caters for all wall types and thicknesses while still maintaining full hygienic benefits. The new design meant floor mounted bollards, both a floor obstruction and unhygienic difficult to clean element, no longer have to be use.
Doors incorporate rectangular vision panels with a mix of integral and privacy/blackout blinds to suit the rooms use.
As well as doorsets Dortek provided vision panels for this project. Vision panels were designed to match the look of the doors so as to unify the look of the building incorporating the same frame profiles and blinds. Windows are used for observations and to open up the working space and make rooms more user friendly. The construction of the windows also offers excellent acoustic properties contributing to a quiet working environment.
To further ease the passage of equipment doors to laboratories were automated with DT electronic swing door automations.
The door system was also designed to help the provision of an air cascade system, allowing movement of air around the building to known leakage rates.