National Museums Liverpool
Opened in 1851, the grade II world museum in the heart of Liverpool attracts over 600,00 visitors every year. The museum has recently undergone extensive refurbishment in order to double the size of the display spaces including a new central entrance hall and 6 story atrium, making even more of the collections accessible for visitors.
They were looking to replace the existing main entrance revolving door with a new, more energy efficient entrance solution, to be designed to be in keeping with the historical building and its surroundings. The ADC team installed two new single sliding automatic doors to the main entrance of the building, with activation and safety sensors to full comply with DDA opening widths and access requirements.
The aluminium doors were designed to be in keeping with the building’s character and the material chosen allowed for better thermal values, thus increasing the energy efficiency of the entrance way. When designing the doors, the ADC team were highly considerate of the building’s listed status and were careful to plan the re-fit so as not to disrupt the existing structure and maintain the historic features.