Glasgow hospital opens the door to good health


GLASGOW’S Southern General Hospital now boasts a bespoke Duotour revolving door with integrated curved corridors to provide patients, staff and visitors to the hospital with a welcoming and reassuring entry.

Installed by Boon Edam, the new doorway serves as a multi-functional entrance to the recently completed building and allows users to flow efficiently through this mobility hotspot.

Located in the South West of Glasgow, the new hospital is a working arm of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and provides a range of acute and clinical services to residents in the area and serves as a large teaching hospital with around 900 beds.

David Healy, area project manager for Boon Edam UK, said, “We have installed the bespoke Duotour revolving door with integrated curved corridors which included four auto-swing pass doors for the use of disabled users. Before our involvement, our client was faced with the task of finding a supplier who could meet their bespoke design requirements. The new entrance system is a highly functional piece of equipment which compliments the overall façade of this prestigious building.”

Boon Edam has worked closely with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Southern General Hospital since the start of the project in November 2013 to create the fully customised entry.

Design teams working in the UK and Netherlands created the unique structure and door arrangement to meet the client’s bespoke requirements. The designers then specified Boon Edam for the installation because of the intricate design demands for the entrance arrangement. After several months of design work before final approval from the client, the manufacture began with a 12-week lead-time. Completed and delivered on time the entire design and manufacture process took approximately eight months.