|Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies steel doorsets installed at St Pancras International station |
London's new St Pancras International station - home of the Eurostar - has been fitted with Martin Roberts steel doorsets from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Over 400 fire and acoustic doorsets with bespoke vision panels, integrated access control and clean-lined hardware have been installed as part of the refurbishment at both passenger level and throughout back of house areas. Martin Roberts performance doorsets were chosen for their ability to meet the demanding criteria of the transportation sector set by high volumes of traffic and likely abuse.
Function often takes precedence over form when it comes to doorsets destined for a rail network, which demands robust, long life-cycle solutions. However Martin Roberts steel doorsets provide the perfect blend of durability and high performance coupled with value for money and visual appeal. Successfully tested to one million cycles in accordance with European Standard BS EN 1191, their benefits and superiority over timber include increased durability and reduced maintenance, coupled with better fire, acoustic and security performance and enhanced life-cycle.
The installation was overseen by Ingersoll Rand to ensure accuracy and continuity of installation throughout the process. This dedicated service meant that they were on hand to provide on going guidance and help in ensuring design approval from the consortium of different parties involved in the scheme. These included everyone from the individual rail companies to English Heritage who helped oversee the development of the Grade I listed building.