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Aberdeen Regional Sports Facility
Aberdeen Sports Facility is a £28Million project providing Aberdeen with first class athletics facilities both outdoor and indoor, a sports hall, gymnasium and a full-sized indoor football pitch.
The project is a partnership of Sport Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Football Club, Robert Gordon University, public and private sector organisations.
Clark Door worked with the architect and main build contractor to provide 25 specialist fire rated doors to a contract value of over £130,000. The design brief was to manufacture and install steel hinged doors varying in width and height with 60 minute fire integrity and acoustic sound insulation of Rw45db.
Part of the indoor football arena incorporating state of the art astro-turf and shown here is one of Clark Door’s large composite double leaf hinged doors. This particular door is 2.9metres wide by 4.0 metres high.
Some of the doors featured vision panel sizes to meet DDA (Disabled Discrimination Act) requirement but were developed to ensure the price and acoustic ratings were not compromised. This particular door 1.8 metres wide by 2.6metres high is a bespoke double leaf hinged door with a 60minute fire rating and 45dB Rw acoustic attenuation. The polyester powder coat finish and circular vision panels are in keeping with their location on the internal corridor of the building. A recessed stainless steel lever handle is appropriate for a busy sports hall facility.
Multi-Purpose Hardwood Sports Hall
The design of these bespoke fire exit doors incorporates a recessed panic escape bar, designed to ensure that people are safe to enjoy contact sports within the sports hall with collisions against the door and walls being an inevitable function of this room.
This outside view of one of the external double leaf hinged fire door shows the attention to detail to provide a paint colour and finish that blends with the grey outside of the building and the blue interior of the sports hall – at the same time as providing a robust and effective fire exit door.
Floor Spring Pivoting Doors
These unequal double-leaf floor spring doors enabled the architect to make best use of the space available. This is achieved by the high strength of the floor springs enabling them to cope with the large bending moment of a very wide fire door leaf.
Encompassed into the wall these fire doors are barely noticeable to the passer by allowing maximum space and light in the corridor by providing maximum clear opening height and width.
In the event of a fire the magnetic catches, hidden in the recessed wall, are wired to the fire alarm system to ensure the door closes at the appropriate time. The design of the door mechanism is balanced to ensure a smooth action of manual closing – visible in the video.
This particular door shows a large leaf of 2.9m in width, believed to be one of the largest spanning unsupported floor spring fire doors in the UK. This was developed and tested in our UK based manufacture facility prior to sending to installation on site.
Two sets of floor spring doors hidden in recesses of the walls – only visible when activated.