wrap_images_educationEuropean Doorsets have built up a wealth of experience over the years supplying doorsets within the education sector. All types of school environments are covered including schools, nurseries, academies, colleges and universities.

With the high volume of footfall associated within these environments, durability and strength of the doorsets is key. Our Fortis range of doorsets is cycle tested to 1.2 million cycles and classified as ‘severe duty’ which is the highest duty rating that can be achieved.

Combined with our experience and knowledge, European Doorsets are able to offer a complete doorset and ironmongery package tailored to suit all types of educational establishments. Items such as anti-trap finger protection, door and frame leading edge acrovyn protection and post-formed doorsets for changing room environments can also be supplied where required.

Take a look below at our most recent projects secured within the Education sector.

New Engineering Building, University of Lancaster

Contractor: Eric Wright Construction
Architect: John McAslan & Partners
Project value: £12m

European Doorsets will be supplying the complete doorset and ironmongery package required to the brand new Engineering Building at the University of Lancaster.

The new 4-storey building will provide state-of-the-art workshops, laboratory and office space for the University’s Engineering Department.

Almost 150nr doorsets are to be supplied in total comprising of textured laminate to doors within the communal, office & teaching areas, and plain laminate to plant/store room doors. A number of steel doorsets will also be supplied to a number of the technician/teaching labs.

Architraves, glazed timber side-screens and all ironmongery items are being supplied as a complete package.

The project is due for completion December 2014.

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Crest Boys & Crest Girls Academies, Brent

Main Contractors: Wates Construction
Architect: Capita Symonds
Project Value: £40m

European Doorsets were delighted to secure the internal doorset package required at Crest Academy by main contractors Wates Construction. The project sees the construction of a brand new Crest Boys & Crest Girls Academy based on one site replacing the existing school buildings.

The new Academies will provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for students including lab & workshop space, theatre & drama studios plus large areas of outdoor space dedicated to sport.

European Doorsets are supplying over 500nr laminate faced doors in total with ash edges and beads, primed frames, side-screens and architraves plus the supply of ironmongery as a complete package.

Construction began on site mid 2012 with completion expected November 2014.


HEBSII National Sports Science Centre, University of Loughborough

Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Project Value: £15m
Architect: Associated Architects

European Doorsets were delighted to secure the internal doorset package at the new three-storey Health & Bioscience Building at the University of Loughborough. The new centre will provide educational, training and research facilities for the University including clinical and physiological diagnostic equipment for health professionals and patients.

Over 250nr doorsets are to be supplied in total, comprising of american white oak veneer and laminate faced doorsets from our Fortis range of internal doorsets. The laminate faced doorsets are to be supplied complete with acrovyn clad frames and integral architraves.

There is also a requirement for lead-lined doorsets to be supplied which will be manufactured from our Vindico range. These doorsets are constructed using specialist materials and will be supplied complete with lead-backed architrave and lead-lined privacy vision panels as a complete doorset package.

The project is due for completion mid 2014.



Glasgow School of Art, Campus Redevelopment

Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Architects: Steven Holl Architects
Project Value: £50m

Garnethill Campus at the Glasgow school of Art is currently undergoing a redevelopment of the existing city-centre campus, which also involves the construction of a new 5-storey building.

The new building will provide state-of-the-art facilities for students and will include teaching space, design studios, staff & student areas plus exhibition space for art displays.

European Doorsets worked closely with main contractors Sir Robert McAlpine to supply over 250nr doorsets in total comprising of paint-grade doors with primed frames & crown-cut ash veneered doors with maple frames, in which many had a requirement for two-hour fire resistance. Over-panels and architraves were also supplied as a complete package.


Leeds City College, Printworks Campus

Main Contractor: G B Building Solutions
Project Value: £25m

European Doorsets were pleased to supply over 200nr doorsets in total to a brand new state-of-the-art college campus in Leeds, the former Alf Cooke Printworks building.

The new Campus will provide extra teaching space and facilities for the College which offers vocational and training courses for students.

The doorset order comprised of american white oak veneer doors with oak edges & beads and primed frames, along with laminate faced doors with sapele/oak edges and primed frames. Side-screens and glass were also supplied along with the external doorsets as a complete package.

The new Campus opened its doors to students in September 2013.



Thetford Academy, Norfolk

Main Contractors: Balfour Beatty
Architect: Jestico + Whiles
Project Value: £18m

Thetford Academy saw the construction of a brand new school building at its existing north campus following the previous merge of two schools in 2010.

The new building was constructed to accommodate increased pupil numbers and provide state-of-the-art facilities including a new ICT Suite, library, sports hall, dedicated teaching space and a separate sixth form centre. The works also saw refurbishment to the existing north campus building.

European Doorsets supplied over 350nr paint-grade doors with primed frames in total along with side-screens, glass and ironmongery as a complete package.



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