At the new £4.3m luxury spa, Breedon Priory in Derbyshire, access specialist TORMAX was contracted by Smart Aluminium Ltd to install their sophisticated bi-parting automatic sliding door system to the rear of the building, giving guests effortless access out onto a well-appointed sundeck.
Delivering an unobtrusive solution, TORMAX recommended their Windrive 2201 door operator. Housed in a neat casing measuring just 142mm x 100mm, the discreet Windrive blends seamlessly with the contemporary yet sumptuous interior décor of the spa.
“It is always great to be involved in a high-end project such as The Spa at Breedon Priory,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX. “The view out through the set of double automatic doors to the outdoor terrace and tranquility gardens will be an obvious enticement to spa guests, who would expect nothing less than for the doors to slide soundlessly open as they approach.”
In addition to treatment rooms, a restaurant and small shop the 1,344m² high-end spa also includes a wellbeing suite with thermal cabins, relaxation lounges, an indoor vitality pool, ice fountain and experience showers, plus two beautiful outdoor infinity pools. Phase II of the development will include the addition of eight luxury holiday lodges for overnight stays.
Guests are encouraged to make use of the heated outdoor pool all year round, but it is essential that the ambient temperature inside the spa is maintained, keeping guests warm and comfortable. Helping reduce heat-loss from the building, simple two-key programming of the TORMAX operator allows staff to easily change the speed at which the automatic doors open and close, efficiently helping to keep the warm air in on chillier days.
“The Windrive 2201 was designed at the TORMAX head offices in Switzerland and has been installed in countless demanding locations worldwide,” confirms Roberts. “Even though it is such a compact size it is still incredibly powerful, delivering reliable operation for double doors weighing up to 100kg per leaf or driving single-leaf doors of up to 120kg.”