Montcalm East Hotel occupies a prime position between Shoreditch and the City and is a short stroll from Old Street. Montcalm East is a diamond-shaped building that pays tribute to the op art of Tate Modern luminary, Bridget Riley. As light hits it, the shimmering shark-grey façade tricks the eyes

During Covid lockdown EA was asked to replace a circleslide door installed by others and introduce an all-glass revolving door and pass door that EA Group manufactured in Surrey UK to the bespoke dimensions requested, we visited the site in May 2021 and received glowing feedback from the staff on site now that they have reopened to the public.

 

Montcalm East draws inspiration from the art studios that blossomed in Shoreditch in the 1980s and 90s. Led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and photographers such as Turner Prize-winning Gillian Wearing, a new breed of creatives revitalised this dynamic patch of London

 

The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London reopened its new doors on May 17th 2021. EA Group was employed to remove the high capacity 2 wing revolving door also originally installed by EA group and replace with a brand new and bespoke three-wing automatic door and also replace the automated swing doors which were originally by others.

The Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London has 202 rooms and suites that start on level 34 and occupy 18 floors. The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and also boasts London’s highest hotel infinity pool. Guests can connect to the whole city through panoramic skyline views overlooking the River Thames, with beloved landmarks such as the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Borough Market, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

More often than not, when wanting to install new revolving doors at the entrance to a commercial property, many will assume that they only have two options available; manual revolving doors and automatic revolving doors. However, this isn’t the case and there is another option that is always worthwhile considering; power assisted revolving doors.

 

As the name suggests, these doors are designed to assist the user but they aren’t fully automatic. So, similarly to a manual door, users will need to push the door to start it moving, however, once the door senses manual operation, the power assist gently takes over and it will power the door to reach its self-parking position where it will stop and be ready for the next user. It really is considered to be a happy medium between manual and automatic doors.

 

If you’re currently contemplating which type of revolving doors you should install at your commercial property, below is a list of benefits to opting for power assisted doors.

 

Incredibly energy-efficient

Revolving doors are known for being more energy-efficient than other automatic door options available, such as sliding doors, because they make it much easier to maintain the desired temperature inside a building, but power assisted doors are even more energy-efficient. Due to the fact that they aren’t fully automatic and they only require a minimal amount of electrical power to self-park, they use much less energy than fully automatic revolving doors.

 

More affordable than automatic doors

Not only will power assisted revolving doors help you to save on your energy bills and have reduced running costs when compared to automatic doors, but they also have a more affordable up-front cost too. Power assisted doors sit in between the standard manual and fully automatic revolving door price bracket and their costs make them a very attractive choice. Once people know the savings they can make, they tend to choose these doors over fully automatic doors.

 

Effective in smoothing people flow

Power assisted revolving doors are just as capable as any other type of revolving door in smoothing the flow of people in and out of a building. Of course, only so many people can use a revolving door at once and power assisted door mechanisms are usually fitted with a speed limiter too. So, you can trust that these doors will always rotate as a comfortable pace and they can’t be pushed at excessive speed, which also makes them an incredibly safe option too.

 

Undeniably aesthetically pleasing

Many favour revolving doors over the other entrance solutions available to them because they are aesthetically pleasing and thankfully, opting for power assisted doors won’t hinder their appearance. Power assist drive units can be configurable for both frameless and framed revolving doors, three or four-wing configurations and the doors can be brushed or polished stainless steel or any RAL colour. So, they can perfectly complement your building’s aesthetics.

 

Straightforward and virtually effortless to use

Power assisted revolving doors are intuitive for users and they won’t cause any confusion when people are wanting to enter or exit your building. Their drive mechanism also ensures that very minimal physical exertion is required to manually rotate the door from its stationary parked position, meaning that they will be virtually effortless for the vast majority of users. Due to the fact that they self park ready for the next user, they are always easy to get into as well.

 

Installing power assisted doors at your commercial property

All in all, whilst there are advantages to both manual and automatic doors too, it is fair to say that the many benefits associated with power assisted doors makes them a main contender for most revolving door projects. It is highly likely that a power assisted revolving door will be able to meet all of your requirements and as mentioned above, they will be the most cost-effective and energy-effective solution available to you.

 

When searching for a company who can assist you with manual, automatic and power assisted doors, be sure to contact us here at the EA Group. Our knowledgeable team will gladly help you to decide between all three of these options and no matter which you end up choosing, we can design and build the doors you require to your building’s dimensions. With many years of experience behind us, you can trust us to ensure that the revolving doors installed are perfectly suited to your building and your needs.

 

 

EA Group was recently approached for a minimalist revolving door with a concealed power assist and parking function. A short lead-time was requested.

Luckily for the client we manufacture in the UK and have a few drives on the shelf, the rest on the door will be bespoke made in Surrey during the next few weeks.

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The Biltmore Mayfair opened its doors as Europe’s first LXR Hotel & Resorts property – Hilton’s collection of luxury hotels – in September 2019. The 308-room hotel combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, stunning views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square and innovative culinary concepts by Michelin-starred restauranteur Jason Atherton, creating the ultimate urban sanctuary in the heart of Mayfair. (The Betterment)

EA Group was chosen as the revolving door manufacturer for the entrance to the ballroom, chosen as we manufacture in the UK and offer a short lead-time and a bespoke choice of finishes and sizes as standard.

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It is becoming more and more common for commercial properties to replace their current standard doors for revolving doors. There are so many benefits to revolving doors, you can find out more about these in our previous blog, and, of course, with such a wide range of revolving doors available there is a perfect door for every property.

If you have decided that you would like to install a revolving door at your business building, you may have noticed that the current market can be quite hard to navigate. To help anyone currently browsing revolving doors, the EA Group have put together a complete guide to the different revolving doors that we can offer.

 

Manual revolving doors

This type of door is quite self-explanatory and as the name suggests the door is powered solely by the user. Manual revolving doors tend to be the preferred solution where space is limited, they can easily be adjusted to meet the available space. This low energy revolving door can be made in three or four-wing configurations and they can be framed or frameless depending on your personal preference, needs and requirements.

 

Power-assisted revolving door

These are probably the most popular type of revolving door and they are a happy medium between the manual and a fully automatic door. Users will need to lightly push the power-assisted revolving doors to start the doorset rotating and then they can simply pass through. Again, this type of door can be designed and built to your building dimensions, be three or four-wing configurations and either framed or frameless.

 

High capacity revolving door

High capacity revolving doors are specifically designed for buildings that experience large volumes of foot traffic. These doors can be two, three and four-wing and, the fewer wings you have, the more space you will have in the segments of these revolving doors. High capacity doors are usually always automatic and will be framed, but you can choose from a range of finishes for this.

 

Framed revolving door

When the majority of people picture a revolving door, this is the type that they will envisage. Framed revolving doors are based upon the traditional centre pivoting shaft concept and can be manual or automatic. They are available in a range of finishes to make the door look contemporary, traditional, or a mix between the two and they can have either three or four rotating compartments. This classic door works really well at the majority of properties.

 

All-glass revolving door

Again, the name of this door is quite self-explanatory. All-glass revolving doors highlight the beauty and versatility of glass, and look incredibly elegant. This type of door is available as manual, power-assisted or automatic and they are known for being energy efficient. Unlike the framed doors, these can be manufactured in size increments of one millimetre, both width and height, to ensure exact fitting.

 

Turning to the EA Group for your revolving doors

Hopefully, the above guide has helped you understand a little bit more about the revolving doors on the market and you may now be able to make a decision regarding which type of door is best for your company. If you have any further questions at all regarding these doors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Any revolving door that you purchase from the EA Group will be produced by a team of highly-skilled staff that only use quality materials and innovative automation solutions. Once the doors are made, every revolving door installation is carefully planned and carried out by qualified engineers. As incredibly experienced revolving door suppliers, you can trust that you are in safe hands with the EA Group.

 

 

 

Arlington Business Park in Theale near Reading was designed to blend the benefits of a modern working environment with the benefits of outdoor living. The park has been home to a number of major corporations such as Nokia, Laithwaites, KPMG, Wrigleys, Wolseley, Arrow ECS, Clearswift, and Koch Media 

Over the last couple of years, EA Group has installed bi-parting sliding doors, automatic revolving doors and facades to recent building extensions and for refurbishment schemes.


One of our automatic revolving doors and three bays of new curtain walling incorporating back painted glass



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EA Group is very proud to have been the chosen company to provide the revolving door entrance and security speedlanes within the new  Watford Football Club VIP and hospitality suite.

Our UK manufactured doors are custom made in 1mm increments so a good fit is always possible to the facade opening.

Being UK manufactured they are also available more quickly than the rest of the market and offer good value for money and high quality.

The Silverstone Experience is a new interactive experience at the Silverstone track in Northampshire that opened on the 25th of October 2019, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone obsessed with the sport.

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Visitors will learn about the science behind the modern-day sport, as well as seeing historic cars and bikes such as Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki and Nigel Mansell’s 1992 British Grand Prix-winning Williams.
Other highlights include a valuable collection of BRDC gold stars won by Formula 1 champion James Hunt and a 1992 Grand Prix signing-on sheet featuring the signatures of Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mansell, and Damon Hill. There is a replica car from the very first British Grand Prix (yes, you can sit in it), cars, bikes and objects that have played a huge part in the circuit’s history, and even memorabilia such as helmets belonging to Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill.

The experience is a project that’s been seven years in the making and has already seen support from the likes of Prince Harry, Sir Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 engineer Ross Brawn and commentator Murray Walker.

The charity behind the initiative, Silverstone Heritage Ltd, was awarded a grant of £9.1million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and says it’s aiming to ‘inspire the next generation of engineers with the hands-on family attraction’. There will also be plenty of archive footage and a special-effects cinema showing the ‘Ultimate Lap of Silverstone’ to bring the whole experience to life for visitors, as well as a Heritage Track Trail.

Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Ltd, said: “Creating a home to tell the historic story of Silverstone was first discussed by the BRDC as long ago as 1971, so I am immensely proud to see this seven-year-long project come to fruition. You can find out more on the official Silverstone Experience website.

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Tall Revolving Door by EA Group installed within the London financial district

When you invest in a business property the type of doors you have is probably quite low down on your list of importance. However, if you are considering refurbishing the building then the entrance shouldn’t be overlooked. With so many different options available in this day and age you can be left spoilt for choice. 

One of the most popular choices is revolving doors. This type of door can be traced back to 1888 and the very first wooden revolving door was installed at a Times Square restaurant back in 1899. Since this time they have continued to be seen at the entrance of shopping centres, hospitals, museums and many other buildings. 

If you’re considering this type of door for your building, the EA Group have put together some of the very important benefits for you to take into account. Keep reading to see exactly what revolving doors can add to your business. 

Reduced heating costs 

In business, anything you can do to save money is worth considering. Typical standard manual doors allow significant amounts of air to escape from the building every time some enters or exits, this is due to the large opening that they create. Not to mention the constant draft you receive from these doors. 

Revolving doors, however, remain mostly sealed and create much smaller gaps for the air to escape through. As a result of simply installing new doors, warm air in winter months, as well as air-conditioned air in the summer, can remain inside the building. 

Improve access 

When people are entering or exiting a building with manual doors they must take it in turns and filter in slowly which often creates a traffic jam causing people to get impatient. Thankfully, revolving doors have provided a solution to this issue. They allow for a constant stream of people both entering and exiting the building. 

Revolving doors also come in lots of different sizes and models, for example, you can get automatic revolving doors with bigger sections which allow for disabled access as well as standard access. This prevents you from needing someone to monitor the entrance to open the doors when required. 

Creates a good first impression 

Along with your building front, your door is the first thing that people see when they enter your business for the first time. When it comes to running a successful business, making a good first impression is vital. Revolving doors are associated with power and wealth, they are often found at the entrance of large corporations or big franchises. 

By installing revolving doors, you too can create this impression for your business and for anyone who visits your property. You can always rely on something as simply as a revolving door to enhance the appearance of any commercial building. Some revolving doors can also be customised with colour, posters and more marketing assets, enabling them to act as brand ambassadors to anyone who walks in.

Investing in a revolving door 

Overall there really isn’t a downside it investing in revolving doors. Like all other aspects of refurbishment, there will be an upfront payment to install but over time you will reap the benefits and make this money back. Whether you opt for a simple manual revolving door or more a complex automatic revolving door you will have made a smart investment. 

If you think that revolving doors seem like the best solution for your business property then please get in touch with EA Group. We are reliable experienced revolving door suppliers and can assist you with the rotating door you are interested in. With many years of experience behind us, our expert team can assist you with every aspect of this part of the refurbishment from the design right through to revolving door installation. 

Should you want to know more about our organisation or range of solutions please contact us at sales@ea-group.co.uk