Axis Entrance Systems Case Study: Harrogate District Hospital Refurbishment

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Video: Axis Harrogate Hospital

INDUSTRY: Healthcare

CLIENT: Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust

CONTRACTOR: Whitaker & Leach

ARCHITECT: Bridger Carr Architects


The refurbishment and expansion of the Wensleydale Ward at Harrogate District Hospital, to enable the creation of a new dedicated cardiology and respiratory ward. Our brief for the project was to design, supply and fit the doors for the project.


The main challenges for this project included: space-saving, to maximise usable areas for staff and patients; the adaptability of the doors to be able to easily flip between providing excellent two-way visibility for staff and patients and providing privacy, when required; and the ease of operation to assist staff in a busy environment.



Working with the architects and contractor, the solution specified was seven door-sets from our award-winning Flo-Motion Manual Sliding Doors range. These included 4 or our Flo-Motion® F11 door type and 3 of our Flo-Motion® F12 door type – all glazed, and with manually operated interstitial blinds.

Contrasting two-colour powder finishes were applied with RAL 7037 satin used for frames and fixed panels, and RAL 7038 satin used for sliding doors with the handles in stainless steel.



Our Flo-Motion® door-sets provide several significant benefits for patients and staff, which include:

  • Our Flo-Motion® Manual Sliding Doors has helped create a department with excellent light transfer and a feeling of spaciousness.
  • Our doors provide clear visibility between patients and staff with the interstitial blinds open, or privacy, by closing them, as and when required.
  • The operation of our doors, which were force-tested with an average reading of 7.34N, makes life easier for staff.
  • The use of our Flo-Motion® Manual Sliding Doors has created an attractive, efficient, effective and improved working environment for staff, as well as an improved patient experience.

“Axis provided a professional service and solid coordination advice during the design stage so there were no surprises when the project came to site. They were always on-hand for technical queries and the Client was very pleased with the finished product.”

Deborah Carr (Bridger Carr Architects)

“Axis were good to work with, providing quality advice and guidance through the process. The installation phase was on time, well executed and the work was carried out with care and professionalism.”

Keiran Leach (Whitaker & Leach)

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