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IDF Aluminium safeguards a building in London’s Finsbury Square by installing Alpro’s transom closers and locks

IDF Aluminium has installed transom closers, solenoid locks and hook locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware at a building in a historic section of London’s Finsbury Square. 4 Chiswell Street backs onto the Artillery Ground which has seen archery in Tudor times, some of the first organised games of cricket in the 1730s and even a hot-air balloon flight in 1784. The four-storey structure was refurbished by main contractor Parkeray to a design by Ben Adams Architects that created column-fre...

Alpro and IDF Aluminium secure Thomas House with enhanced door entry solutions

IDF Aluminium has installed transom closers and latch locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware at a building that provides premium co-working and flexible office space in central London near Victoria Station. Thomas House in Eccleston Square is a seven-storey structure with a facade in Regency style and a distinctive timber-clad reception that leads to two wings. It has collaborative drop-in work areas, meeting rooms and facilities to suit present-day practices. The building has been refurbished...

Alpro secures Fred Perry headquarters with transom door closers, pole and door handles

IDF Aluminium installs doors and internal screenwork at the new headquarters of iconic sportswear brand Fred Perry in Clerkenwell, London. The work includes use of transom door closers, pole handles and door handles from Alpro as part of the renovation of nineteenth-century warehouse buildings into a complex of offices, showrooms, exhibition space and a rooftop deck over 24,000 square feet. The project extends across seven floors and the client gave all contractors a brief that the site should...

Alpro Panic hardware life-safety device protects Ashington Football Club’s Woodhorn Lane ground

Safety measures include use of Touch Bar two-point panic latches on fire and exit doors Panic hardware from Alpro is being used by Ashington Football Club on a new 250-seater stand and clubhouse at its Woodhorn Lane ground in Northumberland. The spectator and hospitality facilities are part of a wider £74m investment scheme in the town. Touch Bar two-point panic latches Safety measures include use of Touch Bar two-point panic latches from Alpro on fire and exit doors....

Alpro’s Functional 97 pull handles used on office buildings at Silverstone Business Park, UK

The Alpro Functional 97 pull handles are suitable for general users & those who may have an impaired ability to grip Pull door handles from Alpro are being used on office buildings at Silverstone Business Park. The park is a high-performance technology and motorsport cluster adjacent to the Silverstone Circuit, which is the current venue for the British Grand Prix. The handles are Alpro’s Functional 97 pull handles which cater for a broad user base since their wide...

Alpro transom closers and hook locks installed at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK

Alpro’s transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors Transom closers and hook locks from Alpro have been installed in a new visitor centre at Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. Hydraulically controlled door closers The castle lies in a 1,200-acre estate on the Costwold Hills and was used by Richard III as a base during the Wars of the Roses. It is also the last resting place of Katherine Parr, a wif...

Alpro deadlocks and paddle handles secure Warwick House in Seaford, East Sussex

All of Alpro’s deadlocks are designed to accept standard profile cylinders or thumbturns Deadlocks and paddle handles from Alpro are securing Warwick House, a new £6m library and multi-user community building in Seaford, East Sussex. The library building, which includes nine supported accommodation residential units, is on three storeys and also offers day services for older people. Design and other uses Several sets of powered pedestrian sliding doors within the...

Alpro door closers and locks installed by IDF Aluminium at Asda supermarket store in Wealdstone, north London

For the building frontage, IDF Aluminium fabricated powered pedestrian sliding doors using Alpro deadlocks IDF Aluminium has installed transom closers, hook locks and armoured keeps from Alpro at a new-build Asda store in Wealdstone, north London. The supermarket opened in the summer and is a 9,000-sq-ft site with ‘click and collect’ for the company’s clothing range, a bakery and rotisserie. For the building frontage, IDF Aluminium fabricated powered pedestr...

Alpro's Transom door closers and pull handles installed at Leyton Mount building in Bournemouth

The site is a crescent-shaped development with 62 dwellings and a projecting lower ground floor Transom door closers and pull handles from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Leyton Mount, a five-storey mixed use building in Bournemouth. Automated door opening & closing The site is a crescent-shaped development with 62 dwellings and a projecting lower ground floor with commercial space and a café. The development is one of a planned programme of 17...

Alpro door closers and pull handles installed at Henry Wood House

The Office Group has installed transom door closers, bespoke pull handles and locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware Transom door closers, bespoke pull handles and locks from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Henry Wood House, The Office Group’s new flexible work space on Riding House Street, in the heart of London’s West End. The 16-storey property is an historic former BBC building that has been transformed to provide design-led flexible offic...

Alpro Impressionist door handles installed at Kingdown School in Wiltshire

The stainless steel pull handles have been fitted to 27 doors of the school’s new sixth form centre Kingdown School, a co-educational secondary school in Wiltshire, is using stainless steel door handles from the Impressionist range by Alpro. The pull handles have been fitted to 27 doors created by Richmark Aluminium Systems on the school’s new sixth form centre designed by E10 Architects. The civil work was performed by Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd. based between Bri...

Alpro’s transom door closers and bespoke handles used at the Exhibit in south London

Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of an aluminium door The Exhibit, a retro-themed bar, restaurant and cinema in south London, is using transom door closers and bespoke handles from Alpro Architectural Hardware. The Balham site which has a focus on art and creativity wanted custom-made aluminium-framed glass doors with a Fifties design which have been constructed by Essex-based IDF Aluminium Ltd. Alpro&...

Vicki Hawkes appointed as Alpro Southern Area Sales Manager

Vicki will be based in Worcestershire area and will cover the South of England dealing with Alpro’s considerable OEM base Alpro Architectural Hardware (A division of IEC Limited), based at Poole Dorset have appointed Vicki Hawkes as their new Southern Area Sales Manager. Vicki will be based in the Worcestershire area and will cover the South of England dealing with Alpro’s considerable OEM base. Previous work experience Vicki was previously Area Sales Manager wit...

Alpro’s transom closers used at metal-clad modular buildings created for the Farnborough International Airshow in England

The Alpro closers can suit different types of usage with a 90-degree hold open option Aluminium fabricator Veranti are using transom closers from Alpro on new metal-clad modular buildings created for the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in England. The aluminium and glass structures were built for steelwork designer and manufacturer Conder Allslade and are located within the FIA site. The event is held biannually at the 770-acre TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. V...

Alpro door closers enhances student security at Dorchester House in Bournemouth

The transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors Overhead transom door closers from Alpro have been installed at a student accommodation development in Bournemouth. The transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors. They are being used at Dorchester House, a 540-bed residence let exclusively during term time to Bournemouth University and students on Kaplan Internationa...

Alpro stainless steel pull door handles installed at ibis hotel in central Manchester

Alpro Functional 97 pull handles feature an offset bracket that allows staff keyed access to the premises An ibis hotel and associated retail units in central Manchester are using satin stainless steel finish pull door handles from Alpro. The units are Alpro’s Functional 97 pull handles which are particularly applicable to hotel and leisure applications since their wide diameter (38 mm) makes them suitable for both general users and those who may have an impaired abilit...

Alpro Architectural Hardware door closers installed at The Philip Morant School and College

Philip Morant School and College is also using door handles from Alpro’s Impressionist range The Philip Morant School and College in Colchester, Essex, is using transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware. The school is a high achieving 11- 18 academy that was rated as ‘outstanding’ in its last Ofsted inspection. The Alpro closers have been fitted on doors manufactured by Essex-based IDF Aluminium Ltd. Major works at the school have seen the creat...

Alpro transom door closers help secure Le Bistrot Pierre on Caroline Street in Cardiff

Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors Transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Le Bistrot Pierre on Caroline Street in Cardiff. The venue, which is in the heart of the city and near the Millennium Stadium, is the eleventh to open in a family of individually-themed restaurants serving award-winning provincial French food. The Alpro closers are used on doors...

Alpro’s shearlocks help secure the Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone, Kent

Alpro units have a shear holding force of 1,200kg and are securing doors on the main pavilion and indoor training facilities Shearlocks from Alpro Architectural Hardware are being used to secure the Three Hills Sports Park in Folkestone, Kent. The £7m park is a centre of sporting excellence providing national-standard facilities for hockey, cricket and netball. The Alpro units have a shear holding force of 1,200kg and are securing doors on the main pavilion and indoor t...

Alpro Architectural Hardware protects students, staff and visitors at The University of Westminster

Electric bolts from Alpro Architectural Hardware are protecting students, staff and visitors at the University of Westminster headquarters in Regent Street, London. The Alpro EB1001 is a 12 VDC stainless steel bolt and strike plate assembly with a 15mm diameter and throw. It allows remote access and exit control of most timber, metal and UPVC doors. The units offer installers optimum flexibility and can be fitted in the frame or on the door itself. A plug-in LED bolt indicator and stainless st...

Alpro Architectural provides its transom door closers to The University of Liverpool

Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors The University of Liverpool is using transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware at student residences on its south campus adjacent to the Management School and Law Faculty. Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors and can have light, medium or heavy spring streng...

Alpro overhead transom closers installed at Brewery Square in Dorchester

Transom overhead door closers are designed to be contained within the transom header bar of the door A £100m regeneration project at a leisure and retail complex in Dorset is using overhead transom closers from Alpro. Brewery Square in Dorchester features a multi-jet fountain, an ice rink and a big-screen television which is used to show films and sporting events. The complex is on the site of a former Victorian brewery whose main building is set to be turned into a four...

Alpro pull handles with stainless steel finish installed at Stansted Airport hangar

The handles are supplied with bolt-thro or back-to-back finishing as standard with appropriate fixings Pull handles with a stainless steel finish from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been used at a new hangar within Stansted Airport. The hangar and associated office complex are owned by an international business tycoon and the new facility will also function as a fixed base operator (FBO) within the airport. The hangar houses a Gulfstream jet; one of the world’s most...

Alpro’s transom closers installed at the University of Portsmouth

Alpro's access control systems also secure the University of Westminster Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors and can have light, medium or heavy spring strengths to suit type of usage, with a 90 degree hold-open option. The university is using the devices at its building entrances on Guildhall Walk. Transom closers are well suited for use at universities and colleges since alternative optio...