Bowled over by TORMAX

by Francesca

Delivering easy access for all members and visiting players, Newark Indoor Bowls Centre benefits from two automatic single sliding doors to the main entrance and lobby, as well as an internal swing door.

Working with Stag Shopfronts, TORMAX recommended their reliable 2201 operator for the two entrance doors, whilst the robust TORMAX 1201 operator was specified for the swing door.

“Bowls, and particularly the Paralympic game of boccia, are sports that can be played by almost anyone, of any age”, confirms Health and Safety Officer for the Centre, Nick Osborn. “Improving accessibility for the less-able, including wheelchair users, was a priority for the Centre, as well as addressing the current need to provide a Covid-aware environment. The new automatic doors ensure we can now welcome all players, with no-touch access being an important bonus.”

With over 500 distributors spread across the globe, TORMAX is a wholly owned subsidiary of the independent Swiss firm, the Landert Group. Founded in 1924, the Landert Group is characterised by innovation and quality, with TORMAX specialising in cutting-edge door automation.

Offering a comprehensive range of in-house designed operators, TORMAX has solutions to automate almost any access point including folding, revolving, swing and sliding entrances.

Stag Shopfronts designed the automatic doors to the Newark Indoor Bowls Centre to be wide enough to allow clear and easy access for wheelchair users.

Particularly slender and unobtrusive, the TORMAX 2201 is quick to install and will operate either a single-leaf sliding door of up to 120kg or a double set of doors weighing 100kg per leaf. Offering an impressive opening width, the operator can provide up to 2000mm clear pass-through space.

Opened more than 30 years ago the Newark Indoor Bowls Centre currently has nearly 300 members. In addition to wonderful bowling facilities, including two boccia greens, there is a bar and restaurant, with seating for up to 80 people, which is in regular use for popular social events.

“We have been delighted with the new automatic doors,” confirms Osborn. “With a busy schedule of competitions, we are able to assure any visitor from another club that the Centre has excellent accessibility throughout.”

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