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An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about steel doors
Clark Door Acoustic and Fire Rated Horizontal Sliding Door
Clark Door Acoustic and Fire Rated Horizontal Sliding Door and Steel Hinged Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedTheaters

Bloomsbury Theatre

 The Bloomsbury Theatre first opened in 1968 and showcases the best of comedy, dance, music and theatre.   As part of the Transforming UCL programme, in 2019, a major renovation project updated the magnificent main auditorium to have more than 500 comfortable seats, as well as the intimate Bloomsbury Studio. Nicholas Hare Architects were appointed as lead consultant to undertake the refurbishment with the Main Contractor Overbury and Charcoalblue as the Acoustic Consultant.    Clark Door Limited were awarded the contract to supply and install the Rw50dB and 60-minute Fire Rated Single Leaf Horizontal Sliding Stage Door. The doors were installed according to the client’s requirements and the Site Manager has sai... More
Hurstpierpoint College, Hassocks
Clark Door Acoustic Double Leaf Oversized Swing/Hinged Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedUniversities

Hurstpierpoint College

Clark Door were approached by  main contractor MCS Construction to provide a specialist acoustic double leaf oversized hinged door for Hustpierpoint College in West Sussex, the door had to achieve acoustic attenuation of Rw45dB and we were able to design and manufacture a solution that met these requirements. Clark Door also provided two single leaf steel hinged doors that required no acoustic or fire rating. One of these doors had louvre panels. More
Maybank Performing Arts Center
Clark Door Double Leaf Acoustic Hinged Doors
Clark Door Double Leaf Acoustic Hinged Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedTheaters

Maybank Performing Arts Theater

Four Clark Door custom made acoustic doors sit in the heart of the BGC Arts Center, a cultural hub in Bonifacio Global City, near Manila, Philippines, Within the hub is the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, a state-of-the-art flexible performance space that hosts theatre productions, ballets and music concerts, and includes rehearsal areas, classrooms and conference facilities.   Clark Door designed and manufactured 4 pairs of pedestrian high performance acoustic swing doors, each 1595mm wide x 2400 mm high, with a sound attenuation of Rw 55 dB. The 4 sets of acoustic steel hinged doors provide the public with access to the Maybank Performing Arts Theater’s auditorium and their extremely high levels of soundproofing contribute t... More

Project • By Clark Door LimitedInformation Centres

BBC Scotland

At the heart of BBC Scotland’s headquarters lie 3 of Clark Door’s large sound proof sliding doors. These doors needed to meet the stringent television studio performance requirements. Clark Door have built numerous single door systems with a rating in excess of Rw 56dB, this project required doors at 52dB Rw, incorporating minimum requirements at the difficult to measure low end frequency spectrum. These doors passed the acoustician’s onsite test with flying colours. The major challenge on this project for Clark Door was to design and manufacture a bespoke system that would fit into the extremely limited headroom, whilst still providing the required clear opening height. Compounding the challenge was the need to manufactu... More
Clark Door Fire Rated and Acoustic Oversized Composite Swing Hinged Door
Clark Door Fire Rated and Acoustic Oversized Composite Swing Hinged Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedSubway Stations

Whitechapel Station, London

Whitechapel station is undergoing a radical transformation as part of the capital’s ambitious new Crossrail service. 118km of new track will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through 42km of tunnels under London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The railway will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin later this year, and it is currently Europe’s biggest infrastructure project. Clark Door designed, manufactured and installed 2 large acoustic doors at the station’s new Durward Street ventilation shaft.  The doors provide a high level of sound insulation to prevent noise from the shaft’s ventilation fans from reaching the station above, in addition to being fire rated to 60 minutes, an... More
M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool (Formerly the Echo Arena)
Clark Door Double Leaf Acoustic Horizontal and Fire Rated Sliding Door
Clark Door Folding Acoustic Door
Clark Door Folding Acoustic Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedExhibition Centres

M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Kings Waterfront is the single largest development site in Liverpool City Centre. A partnership of Liverpool Vision, English Partnerships, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Liverpool City Council is jointly promoting its development. A unique building design ‘borrowed’ directly from a Motorola flip top mobile phone, the aim is to create a visitor destination of international quality combining arena, conference and exhibition facilities. It formed a centrepiece for the Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008, alongside a development of residential, hotel, office, retail, leisure, community and open space uses. Clark Door have provided both fire and acoustic separation primarily in the atrium or in mobile phone terms &ld... More
Wales Millennium Centre
Clark Door Acoustic Horizontal Sliding Door
Clark Door Acoustic Horizontal Sliding Door

Project • By Clark Door LimitedTheaters

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Designed by the Percy Thomas Partnership, the Wales Millennium Centre is a state of the art £97 million complex providing a home to the Welsh National Opera and centre for performing arts. The main Lyric Theatre provides seating for 1,900 people, the auditorium’s design enhances the acoustics with both natural and amplified sound. Clark Door was awarded a contract from Sir Robert McAlpine to provide the large power operated sliding sound proof doors. At heart of the building can be found six, high performance fire resistant and acoustic attenuated Clark Doors. Standing at over nine metres tall they provide a barrier between each of the rehearsal rooms and the common thoroughfare known as ‘Scenery Street’. The larges... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersOffices

Principal Tower

The completion of Principal Tower is the final piece of the Principal Place masterplan, a comprehensively planned mixed-use scheme on the border of Shoreditch and the City of London that creates a thriving new neighbourhood, drawing on the rich industrial heritage of the area. It comprises a 15-storey office building that hosts the London headquarters for Amazon, alongside one of London’s tallest residential buildings, the 50-storey Principal Tower, with six eateries that wrap around the building at street level and a light bar, creating a 360-degree active frontage that extends the vibrancy of the City towards the north. Grant Brooker, Director at Foster + Partners, commented: “The phenomenal rise of Shoreditch as the new, vib... More

Project • By BW workplace expertsTheaters

English National Ballet

BW: Workplace Experts has completed its first leisure and arts project with the fit-out of the joint new home for the prestigious English National Ballet and English National Ballet School. BW was appointed to fit-out in January 2018 and started on-site in March 2018. The 93,000sq ft development is located on London City Island, the iconic new riverside neighbourhood from Ecoworld Ballymore.This brand-new building will accommodate a greatly enhanced offering for the English National Ballet, whose previous residence lacked certain amenities, including meeting rooms and production facilities. Designed by leading architects Glenn Howells Architects, English National Ballet’s new home combines state-of-the-art training, teaching, rehabilitation... More

Project • By 6a architectsArt Galleries

MK Gallery in Milton Keynes

The new MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, designed by 6a architects, will open to the public on 16 March 2019.The original MK Gallery was constructed in the late 1990s and is located at the top of Midsummer Boulevard, next to Milton Keynes Theatre. The new development retains the first structure and adds a new one, to more than double its size. The new MK Gallery reflects the natural world in its polished stainless-steel exterior surfaces inspired by the city’s original grid and the geometries of the adjacent Campbell Park. The completed development including both old and new structures provides five exhibition galleries, with a total of 500 sq metres of exhibition space; a large learning and community studio and The Sky Room, a flexib... More

Project • By AL_A (Amanda Levete Architects)Art Galleries

V&A Exhibition Road

17-July-2017 Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have completed a new porcelain-tiled entrance and underground exhibition hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter comprises an alternative entrance to the museum, as well as extra gallery space and a courtyard. The £54.5 million scheme by Levete's London-based firm, which was first announced back in 2012, provides 6,400 square metres of extra space for the museum. It is the largest expansion at the museum in over 100 years and forms part of its Future Plan project, which has seen two-thirds of the V&A's public spaces overhauled in the last 15 years. The bulk of the project is concealed beneath a new courtyard paved with 11,00... More

Project • By MecanooLibraries

Library of Birmingham

Palazzo’s Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere. Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936. The busiest pedestrian route in the city, what Mecanoo calls the red line, leads pedestrians into Centenary Square. The cantilever of the library is not only a large canopy that provides shelter at the common entrance of the Library... More

Project • By ODS - JansenLibraries

Arnhem Rozet

Knowledge and arts complex Rozet been voted Best BNA Building of the Year 2014. This multifunctional building was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. This cultural building is organized as a public route that meanders up from the narrow streets of the medieval city center of Arnhem. The cultural activities enroll along this public cascade: library, reading rooms, music classes, art studio’s, study areas, exposition spaces, auditorium, cafeteria and bookshop. A giant bookcase forms the center of the building as a spine for display, storage and vertical circulation. Around it, large column free floors surfaces can be arranged in a flexible way. The route to the top culminates in a panoramic roof terrace, overlooki... More

Project • By Grimshaw ArchitectsUniversities

The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton’s Boldrewood Innovation Campus was recently opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal in an official ceremony. The 4.3 hectare site places the university at the forefront of maritime research through the co-location of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and research facilities supporting the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment with Lloyd’s Register’s Global Technology Centre. This unique collaboration ensures students and researchers have access to real life case studies while Lloyd’s Register engineers have access to cutting-edge research. The £140m scheme is Grimshaw’s largest European university project to date and it includes the overall master plan and design of all buildings o... More

Project • By PopulousStadiums

Wembley Stadium

Since opening as the Empire Stadium in 1923, Wembley captured the nation’s heart as the home of football. World-wide venue fame followed, with international events including the 1948 Olympic Games, England’s World Cup victory in 1966 and the Live Aid concert in 1985. By the late 1990’s it was agreed that Wembley needed full redevelopment to bring the English National Stadium into the new millennium. The new 90,000 seat Wembley Stadium was designed by the World Stadium Team, a joint venture between Populous and Foster & Partners, as a multi-purpose venue to host soccer, rugby, concerts and, by the installation of a temporary deck above pitch level, athletics when required. Th e geometry of the design brought the Wembley heritage into the... More