The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) was engaged by architecture
firm Woods Bagot to design a folding security door to secure a heritage
building during the execution of the NSW Government’s $300
million prestigious Wynyard Walk project in Sydney’s CBD.
The Wynyard Walk project entails the construction of a world class, fully
accessible pedestrian link connecting Wynyard Station to both Barrangaroo and
the CBD western corridor. The lead architect for the project, Woods Bagot
approached ATDC to design the folding security door to secure Railway House, a
heritage building on York Street with doorways leading on to York Lane.
The brief from the architects sought foldingsecurity doors that blended in with the surrounds of the historic building to
minimise impact, and had a trackless design that could also pivot out of the
way when unlocked and not in use. The architects chose a special powder-coat
finish (Signal schwarz) from the international RAL powder-coat range to further
complement the building’s heritage fa√ßade.
Involved in all aspects of the design process of the folding security
doors, ATDC liaised with the project managers, CPB Contractors, to arrange for
the challenging installation, which did not allow the security doors to be affixed
to the heritage fa√ßade or to lock on to it. ATDC overcame this problem using specially
designed welded frames that were attached to the floor and ceiling. To avoid
locking on to the fa√ßade, special seamless up/down locking mechanisms were
utilised. Additionally, the security door’s locking mechanisms had to be keyed
to the master key system used for the site.
ATDC’s foldingsecurity doors have been installed on many heritage buildings throughout
Australia including several old railway stations in QLD, NSW, WA and Vic. With
their antiquated appearance and design, these doors have negligible visual and
physical impact on the historic buildings.
ATDC’s folding security doors are available for sale in Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin as well as all regional centres
across the country including Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville and Cairns.
For further information on ATDC’s wide range of commercial, industrial
and residential folding security doors, please visit www.trellisdoors.com.au or contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in
Australia on 1800 657 435.