the National Army Museum, in London – making it more accessible and providing enhanced visitor facilities. The reconfiguration of its 1970 and 80’s

interior has transformed the museum in Chelsea. Its five themed galleries, laid out over four floors now centres around a light and airy atrium. In addition to the permanent galleries, the

museum includes temporary exhibition space, a study centre and education spaces, a café, shop and Play Base, for children up to the age of eight. It is hoped that the £23.75 million re-

development – part-funded by the National Lottery – will open doors to new audiences enabled by GEZE products fitted around the building. Included in the re-fit were five pairs of TSA

160 NT automatic swing door operators. These were fitted to the corridor and entrance to the museum’s board room and the corridor and two doors to Play Base.

The TSA 160 NTs are electronically

controlled, hydraulic swing door mechanisms which are ideal for heavy doors in high traffic areas, increasing accessibility. They are extremely reliable and require little maintenance. There are also 10 TS 550 E floor springs

and 60 Boxer integrated door closers fitted to manual doors throughout the building – from study areas and corridors to behind-the- scenes facilities. GEZE’s architectural ironmongery was specified by Interior Hardware, of Aldridge, in the West Midlands.

A Uniform Refurbishment for GEZE UK G

EZE UK responded to the call “to be the best” as part of a three-year, multi-million pound make-over, of

The museum was reconfigured to a design

by architects BDP with exhibition fitout by design agency Event to create a more welcoming, accessible and flexible environment, enabling the National Army Museum to manage increasing visitor figures, predicted to reach 400,000 by 2026. It is intended to act as a bridge between the

British Army and wider society - encouraging greater public engagement and understanding of defence and security, both past and present. The new building now houses 2,500 objects - from the 17th

These include artefacts such as Lawrence of Arabia’s original desert robes, Florence Nightingale’s medals and the uniform worn by Her Majesty, The Queen, when as Princess Elizabeth she held the honorary commission of Brigadier in the Women's Royal Army Corps from 1949-52. Andy Howland, GEZE UK’s Sales and Marketing Director, said that he was delighted that GEZE products were used in the landmark building.

01543 443000 Mapei launch Dursilite Gloss – A semi-gloss enamel paint

Mapei introduce Dursilite Gloss to the popular range of Dursilite water based paints for interiors. Dursilite Gloss is an internal enamel wall paint based on special acrylic and polyurethane resins and has a smooth, semi-gloss finish that enhances the brightness of colours. Dursilite Gloss allows you to create a high-end finish, is durable and resistant to yellowing and thanks to its polyurethane resin content, is highly resistant to staining and can cope with the most rigorous cleaning regimes and comes with a Class 1 wet scrub resistance, that conforms to EN ISO 11998. Dursilite Gloss bonds perfectly to all types of wall, plaster, skim coats and old paintwork that are sound and well-bonded; it also has good hiding power and is easy to apply. An elegant, high quality finish is achieved when using Dursilite Gloss in residential or commercial environ- ments. Due to its hard wearing protection, excellent cleanability and low dirt pick up, Dursilite Gloss is recommended for use in areas that are used by the general public that are particularly exposed to high wear and dirt. Dursilite Gloss, along with all products within the Dursilite product family, can be tinted.

0121 508 6970 Blue City benefit from Baffle ceiling

The Hunter Douglas range of Luxalon aluminium ceilings has added an interesting dimension to the concourse areas of The Blue City shopping complex in Warsaw Poland. Split over four floors this huge shopping complex is famed for its wide uncluttered walkways and abundance of

light. The feeling of space has been further enhanced with the specifi- cation of Hunter Douglas’s Luxalon V100 metal baffle ceiling system to the ceiling of each of the floors concourse and walkways. Luxalon V100 and V200 screen ceilings are ideal for such environments.

01604 648229 Architects Datafile website

The Architects Datafile (ADF) website is an online provider of past and present products and news items for the architect or specifier. is a one-stop source for all the latest press releases providing any visitor with access to information about products and services that they may require. From the website, you can find links to digital

issues that have live links to advertisers’ sites, as well as daily email alerts to keep you as informed as possible.

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