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Telescopic doors provide open access to magnificent King’s Cross concourse

Gilgen Door Systems has supplied and installed manual telescopic sliding doors together with a moveable glass wall system as part of the western concourse development of King’s Cross Station, London.

11. July 2012

Working with seele, Gilgen supplied two manual telescopic doors and a moveable wall system all of which have been installed in the curved entrance façade of the amazing western concourse extension at the heart of the development.

Each telescopic door is 13 meters wide and consists of 6 manual panels. The custom made solutions are mounted on curved track to ensure they fit exactly with the curve of the ground breaking new structure. They also feature slim line profiles and 10.8mm laminated safety glass. The moveable glass wall consists of eight manual panels and also spans across 13 meters. Both the moveable panels and door leaves stack inconspicuously when open and close with ease when required.

The transformation of King’s Cross will see the development of 67 acres in central London. It consists of 8 million sq ft of mixed use space, dominated by the stunning Western Concourse which is Europe’s largest single span station structure. The vaulted ceiling rises to 20m and spans the full 150m length of the existing grade 1 listed Western Range building creating an impressive 7500sqm area.

Mark Beavis General Manager Gilgen Automatic Door Division said “ King’s Cross is an excellent example of how Gilgen can deliver bespoke products, internationally. The time line was very challenging, but our understanding of our customers’ requirements and flexibility ensured we were able to meet the schedule.


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