Automatic Entrance Pods Welcome Brighton Coworkers (May 2022)

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Delivering flexible workspace facilities for freelancers seeking coworking space, through to corporates on more traditional leases, Plus X Brighton helps drive member productivity and positivity through innovation, world-class support, connectivity, and curated collaboration. Providing welcoming access to this busy innovation hub, TORMAX was contracted by JPJ Installations Ltd to provide eye-catching, curved-sliding automatic entrance pods to the main east and west access points.

Chic and contemporary, yet intensely practical, the pods each consist of a double set of curved glass doors that move independently, creating an opening space up to 40% greater than could be formed using linear sliding doors.

PlusX Brighton. Copyright Jim Stephenson 2020

Ensuring a long working life with minimal maintenance, the doors are powered by technologically advanced TORMAX iMotion 2202.A operators.

Plus X is a new, localised national network of innovation hubs that aims to transform left behind places and support Britain’s new generation of entrepreneurs and inventors.

The seven-storey Plus X Brighton innovation hub incorporates a wealth of adaptable workspaces, a 150-person events area, hi-spec media suites, specialist prototyping workshops, as well as wellbeing benefits including an expansive roof terrace and bar, yoga classes and a nutritional café.

With sustainability as a key driving force, the building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent and EPC B Rating.  Contributing to the green solution, the TORMAX entrance pods can be programmed to create an effective airlock during inclement weather, helping reduce heat-loss from the foyer.

Further minimising energy consumption, the aesthetically discreet iMotion 2202.A operators feature state-of-the-art microprocessor controls to permanently monitor door movement. This ensures system performance is always optimised, with door movement being automatically adjusted in response to external factors such as increased wind conditions, for example.

“This is an inspiring community development that embraces a modern way of working,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX UK. “The efficient yet stylish, bright yellow entrance pods set the tone of the building as people arrive each day.”

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