20 Gresham Street occupies a privileged position in the heart of
the City, diagonally opposite the City of London’s Guildhall entrance
at the corner of Milk Street, immediately adjacent to the Guildhall
and within minutes of landmark institutions such as the Royal
Exchange and the Bank of England.
The Milk Street/Gresham Street corner is highly visible, due to the geography of the street and the placement of neighbouring buildings. It has a distinctive colouration and its form is curvilinear at roof level. The building marks this important corner by extending the roof form to the ground and gradually sets back over the full height of the curved facade. At ground level, the distinctive double revolving door design anchors the design and provides an extremely powerful focal point.
The chosen design called for a pair of fully automatic Circular Prestige CP2200AY automatic revolving doors incorporated within a bespoke stainless steel-clad structure that both forms the unique shape and supports the façade above. Each rotating doorset has a diameter of 2200mm and a turning height of 3500mm. Although built inside the overall stainless steel structure, the curved walls of the revolving doors feature red glazing rather than stainless steel panels to conceal the structure behind. A 3500mm high single swing, pass door with in-ground automatic operator was also supplied to provide disabled and delivery access.
Completed in 2008, this addition to our list of impressive installations again demonstrates that Bauporte has the ability to deliver truly bespoke, high quality entrance solutions.