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Concealed Automation Opens Doors to Zara Concept Store, London

27 Nov 2023
Case study

TORMAX was recently contracted by Permasteelisa (UK) to install their iMotion 1302.KI operators to the eight sets of swing doors that deliver seamless access into the new Zara concept store situated within the world-renowned, Battersea Power Station development.  With a focus on clean lines and contemporary aesthetics, the door drives are discreetly hidden within each door lintel.

“TORMAX is a pioneer in the realm of invisible automation thanks to the meticulous design of our iMotion high torque motors,” said Simon Roberts, Managing Director of TORMAX UK.

"Having eliminated the parts that are known for wear and tear, maintenance requirements are minimised, and an extended life span can be expected. This technology allows us to offer two concealed automation solutions. The iMotion 1401 operator is situation within the floor below the door whilst the 1302.KI is positioned within the lintel.”

The 4,500sqm Battersea store is Zara's largest commercial space in the UK and features new product displays, women’s, men’s and children’s fashion collections and a Zara Home offer. Customers can explore two floors of shopping set in a large, clean and neutral space that emphasizes architect Frank Gehry´s vision for the building.

The multiple angles of the glass and metal fronted exterior blends in with the urban plan of the complex, with the TORMAX automatic swing door operators providing

welcoming access from Electric Boulevard, the pedestrianised high street outside the Power Station.

The iMotion 1302.KI door drive is an ideal solution for a building such as the Zara store, as the modular construction will allow for easy expansion of the system as needs change over time. The iMotion door drives can also incorporate panic escape mechanisms, badge access or integration into a building management system for an extra level of access control.

With over 60 years of expertise in door automation, TORMAX UK Ltd offers a complete entrance solution including design, manufacture, installation, servicing and maintenance. Capabilities include swing, sliding, folding and revolving doors.