SWS Case Studies

Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth

One of the most demanding projects…


The challenge was to provide a high specification to provide door furniture for heavy use environment which in some locations was an extremely hostile atmosphere. The same range of door furniture was adopted throughout the building for continuity. This was taken care of with 316 grade stainless steel in polished finish, un-sprung to heavy sprung lock cases. Stainless steel Dorma overhead door closers were scheduled.

Hinges were to a high specification of 316 stainless steel and lacquered for additional protection.


The doors to the sports hall proved to be a demanding request, over height leaves opening out of the hall as means of escape, fitted to the lining without any frame to the hall facing edge of the lining! To satisfy Sports England regulations, no fittings above 3mm could be accommodated, so the knuckles of the butt hinges were not an option and pivot sets and zero protruding escutcheons and cylinder barrels had to be scheduled.

316 grade kickplates of multiple sizes were supplied together with an elaborate master key suite.

Other interesting client requirements were mechanical digital locks within the poolside area!

All was successfully completed on time together with a very detailed document for the client’s O&M file.

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