The largest lobby entrance doors ever installed

Architecture office: shedkm

In Birmingham, the Fort Dunlop building is a local icon. Built in 1917 to produce tyres, it was at one point the world’s largest factory and had over 10,000 workers. It did however lay unused for some time until in 2004 developers Urban Splash and architects Shed KM began the process of transforming the crumbling disused building into a mixed development ofoffices, retail, and leisure space linked to a new hotel.

GEZE UK was called upon to install 2 Slimdrive SCRs, one at each entrance to thebuilding. The doors are two of the largest lobby entrance doors ever installedin the UK and once the building is fully operational it will be used by over 3,000 people entering and leaving the building morning and night.