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TORMAX Helps Makes Sea Lanes Brighton Accessible

Transforming this beachfront area of Brighton, Sea Lanes is the UK’s first National Open Water Swimming Centre. At the core of the development is a 50m, 6 lane open air heated swimming pool, supported by a vibrant commercial centre that includes health and fitness specialists, food and drinks providers, office space and retail outlets.

Designed to deliver an accessible and inclusive environment, visitors to Sea Lanes are welcomed into the main pool building through a TORMAX automatic sliding entrance system. The single leaf door is powered by a TORMAX 2203 drive, which at a height of just 100mm, is discreet and unobtrusive. Combining cutting-edge power electronics with proven motor technology, the drive delivers unparalleled reliability and longevity.

Privately funded by a passionate group of Brighton-based businesses and open water swimming enthusiasts, Sea Lanes Brighton is centred on physical wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Ensuring the facility is commercially viable and sustainable, the scheme includes a range of carbon neutral, modular units providing flexible space for local, independent businesses.

“It has been great to be involved in such a community-driven project,” comments MD for TORMAX, Simon Roberts. “It is an inspiring development that has brought life back to a previously derelict site.

“All visitors can access the facility via a ramp up to the automatic sliding entrance. Once inside, there’s level access throughout, a ‘Changing Places’ toilet and changing room, a wheelchair accessible wc and finally, assisted hoist access into the pool.”

With over 60 years of expertise in the design and manufacture of automatic entrance systems, TORMAX UK has installed revolving, sliding, swing and folding doors in a multitude of locations. With a focus on reliability combined with planned annual maintenance, many systems have been known to continue working for in excess of 25 years.

Supporters of the Sea Lanes development include Brighton based swim coach Andy White, Copsemill Properties, QED Sustainable Urban Developments and SwimTrek.

www.tormax.co.uk

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