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201 Kent Street, Sydney

The much anticipated foyer refurbishment of Investa’s 201 Kent Street commercial office building, designed by Architectus, was completed in November 2017 and features automatic revolving, sliding and swing door operators by record Automatic Doors.

Having installed the two existing Fullview revolving doors during a previous upgrade in 1998, record was excited to work with Architectus on the design of the new revolving door entrance with a new custom circular lighting feature integrated into the ceiling of the door canopy. Never before undertaken in a revolving door in Australia, the internal ceiling support structure of the revolving door needed to be modified by record’s Sydney tradesman to support the LED light housing, supplied by Prolicht.

The cladding finishes to the 4200mm diameter x 3500mm high revolving door was also customised with the canopy fascia, roof and door framing clad in Granex bead blasted stainless steel, supplied by Rimex, while the ceiling panels are aluminium powdercoated in a Interpon D2015 bronze pearl matt finish.  

In addition to the revolving door, record also provided a C 127 infloor mounted automatic swing door operator and two STA 20 automatic sliding door operator to other entrances to the lobby, working with the façade contractor Jamesco, who provided the impressive frameless glass façade and portal framing.

Workplace6, Pyrmont

Designed by Nettleton Tribe and constructed by Buildcorp, Workplace6 is a six storey commercial office building located on the Harbour foreshore in the inner Sydney suburb of Pyrmont. In 2008 it was the first office development in NSW to achieve a 6 Star Green Star ratings for Design and As Built.

After 9 years of operation from the existing revolving door entrance, the building owners, GPT Group, engaged record Automatic Doors to undertake a comprehensive door upgrade that would minimise disruption to the surrounding flooring, glazing and cladding finishes, whilst providing a more reliable entrance system supported by record’s industry leading revolving door experience and service support.

The most cost effective solution was to maintain the existing canopy and sidewall structure, with record’s team of local tradesman modifying the internal canopy framework to accept our Fullview Series drive system. The rotating carousel was upgraded with record’s frameless glass centre design with a new electronic control system, which was custom designed in record’s Sydney factory, to accept a combination of new record safety sensors, while still utilising some of the doors existing infrared and contact sensors

After completing in works in under 6 weeks from receipt of a purchase order the building owners effectively have a new revolving door entrance, with a new door warranty, at a much cheaper price than a complete new revolving door.

Department of Social Services, Tuggeranong

The new home of the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services, at Tuggeranong Office Park in Greenway ACT was officially opened in September 2017. Designed by Nettleton Tribe and built by FDC Construction and Fitout, the 38000 sqm building has a capacity for 2500 staff and is a world class facility with a focus on connectivity and efficiency.

The development is aiming for a 5 Star Green Star rating and to assist in this goal a revolving door was required at the main lobby entrance to maintain a consistent air lock. A large Fullview Series revolving door, 3800mm diameter x 3500mm high was selected due to Record’s ability to custom design and manufacture the door canopy structure to support the dead load weight of the glass fins and frameless glazing above the door.

Working with the glazing contractor, Façade Innovations, the revolving door was custom designed and built with an integrated steel portal frame. Unlike typical installations, where the door is installed last, in this case the revolving door was installed first, with the frameless glazing subsequently installed around it.

To meet the high security requirements of a Federal Government project, the revolving door is fitted with mechanical key locking, endorsed by the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC).

Meriton Head Office, Sydney

Introducing the new entrance to Meriton’s head office in Sydney, featuring a record DFA 127 automatic swing door operator. Working directly with Meriton’s in house design team, the existing manual swing doors were replaced with a pair of frameless glass doors, one being larger to create an automatic entrance meeting necessary DDA requirements. To provide a striking entrance feature, record organised for the Meriton logo to be custom crafted into brass back to back door handles, weighing 20kg each, and mounted to the door wings.

For a staff only entrance, an STA 21au automatic single sliding door entrance, with frost frameless glass door panel, was also installed. 

PEXA Headquarters, Melbourne

For the new offices of online conveyancing company PEXA, at Tower 4 Collins Square in Melbourne, record Automatic Doors installed two STA 20 single sliding frameless glass doors to either side of the reception area.

Each door is 2100mm wide x 2800mm high and weigh 180kg each. The doors operator via card readers outside and push button inside.

The office fitout was designed by Futurespace and completed by Schiavello.

360 Collins Street, Melbourne

The refurbishment of the Dexus owned 360 Collins Street in Melbourne, design by Bates Smart, is a striking showcase of the high quality revolving and automatic door products from record Automatic Doors.For the building’s main entrance, the existing sliding door entrances were replaced by record Diamond Series doors, at 3000mm diameter and 3600mm high to match the height of the adjacent retail pods at either end of the foyer. 

As this is an existing building, the mounting of the drive motors under the slab was always going to be a challenge but record’s experience in such projects allowed it to work with Buildcorp in mounting the drive motors to the underside of the suspended slab.  

International Towers 1, Barangaroo

The tallest of the three commercial towers in Sydney's Barangaroo development, International Towers One, officially opened in early 2017. Just like the other two, this tower has 7 record Diamond Series revolving doors across the north and south lobby entries, in addition to 5 automatic sliding doors to the lobby and carpark entries and 16 automatic swing operators to the lobby and retail entries. 

In the south lobby there are 4 Diamond doors, 4000mm diameter x 3000mm high in 4 wing, with another smaller 3 wing Diamond door in 3000mm diameter x 3000mm high. In the north lobby there are 2 Diamond doors at 4000mm diameter x 3600mm high. 

Ferrari Maserati Waterloo

In May 2017 the new fit out at Ferrari Maserati Sydney showroom in Waterloo was completed by Reitsma Constructions and two automatic sliding door operators were installed by record Automatic Doors, working with Grange Glass & Aluminium.

The main pedestrian entrance has a record STA 20 bi-parting sliding door operator while for the movement of vehicles into the showroom our record TSA 22 heavy duty telescopic sliding door operator was installed. The sliding door panels weigh 170kg each and provides a clear opening of 2580mm.

Despite being 1340mm wide by 3200mm high frameless glass panels the high quality TSA 22 operator, using Australian extruded aluminium profiles and Swiss manufactured electrical components offers very smooth, quiet and reliable operation.


Exchange Tower, Perth

At Exchange Tower (2 The Esplanade) a 40 storey skyscraper originally constructed in 1991 a progressive floor by floor refurbishment has culminated in a major revamp of the ground floor plaza, undertaken by CDI Group. With a very short time deadline being set to achieve completion prior to Christmas, record was able to push the manufacture of the door components through our Sydney factory and sourcing Australian made glass to complete the works in under 8 weeks.

Considering the size of the building and number of occupants a 3600mm diameter door was selected custom designed to slot within the existing white cladded portal frameless shaping the entrance. The maximise the door size at the entrance the revolving door was positioned completely within the foyer space with the glass roof stopping short and butting against the underside of the portal which forms part of the door roof.

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Crown Towers Hotel

As part of the redevelopment of the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne, record installed 7 of its Diamond Series revolving doors, including a 4000mm diameter door to the main entry of the Crown Towers luxury hotel.

The high quality finishes used within the lobby are without peer and to complement this design, the architects, Bates Smart, specified record’s Diamond Series revolving door as the striking main entrance for the hotel’s guests, ensuring an impressive first impression.

This large 3 wing revolving door provides plenty of space for large groups of people to use the door at once, or for people with suitcases to easily use the door. The door rails and glass trims are clad with mirror stainless steel.

Middleman Cafe & Function Centre, Scoresby

The Middleman Cafe & Function Centre, at the Caribbean Park Office Park in Scoresby, previously had two pairs of automatic swing doors to the entries that were struggling to operate in high winds. record Automatic Doors was selected to remove these swing doors and replace with two manually operated Diamond Series revolving doors to provide a more reliable entrance that also provides an important airlock buffer from the external winds and cold temperatures. Due to the small diameter of these doors, manual operation was selected to provide a safer entrance that was cheaper to install and requires less ongoing service and maintenance. 

St George's Square, Perth

At St George’s Square (225 St Georges Terrace) a Grade A commercial building constructed in 1990, a full lobby upgrade was undertaken by FDC Construction with the existing ornate timber revolving doors to both the front and rear entries replaced with sleek all glass Diamond Series revolving doors, specified by Woods Bagot.

To ensure the building could remain operational through the 16 week programme the works needed to be heavily staged with the main entry door completed in mid January and the rear garden entrance competed in mid February 2017.

The dramatic change in revolving door design is tempered by a bronze colour stainless steel cladded finish that helps the doors to seamlessly integrate with the modern Art Deco inspired finishes throughout the newly renovated lobby as well as the maintain timber archways shaping the entrance to the lift lobby.

For this lobby refurbishment the glass roof design of the Diamond Series automatic revolving door would not have been possible without record’s experience in mounting the drive system for each door to the underside of the suspended slab. With this design the builder only needed to provide a core hole at the centre of the door with an extended shaft connecting the rotating carousel above, with the drive system below.

Queen Square Law Courts

The Law Courts building opened in 1977 and operated for more than 30 years without a Life Cycle program or any substantial upgrading. From 2005 to 2014 a comprehensive refurbishment program was undertaken, designed by a Group GSA + Hassell Architects. 

As part of the refurbishment to the ground floor foyer facade, 4 off record STA 20 automatic sliding doors, with frameless glass door wings were installed to the Philip and Macquarie Street entries.

2 off record FTA 20 bi-folding door operators were also installed as part of a secured exit lane system, allowing people to freely exit to the building, without allowing people to enter without using the metal detectors. 

Broadway Shopping Centre, Sydney

Products by record Automatic Doors feature quite prominently throughout Broadway Shopping Centre, including a TSA 20 telescopic single sliding door to the Level 2 food court entrance, STA 20 sliding doors to various car park entrances and a TOS 20 breakout sliding door to the Ground Floor car park entrance. 

William Angliss Institute, Melbourne

The William Angliss Institute is a specialist centre for training and vocational education in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, located at 555 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne. 

When Edwards Moore architects were designing a new entrance off King Street, they consulted with record Automatic Doors to provide a suitable automatic door solution. 

A large single sliding automatic door was designed, 2850mm high x 3700mm wide, to provide a wide and welcoming automatic door entrance to the building. 

Working with Harris HMC, the record STA 22 heavy duty sliding door operator was installed, along with a 300kg aluminium framed single sliding door. 

White Bay Cruise Terminal

An historic part of Sydney’s working port, with sweeping harbour views from the Harbour Bridge to the the Anzac Bridge, was reinvented in 2013 to create the White Bay Cruise Terminal. To pay homage to this maritime heritage the design of the building incorporates the existing structure from the gantry system originally used for a containerised shipping service in the 1960’s.

Products from record Automatic Doors were used exclusively throughout the terminal, including 2 x Fullview revolving doors, 11 x STA 20 automatic sliding doors and a total of 18 x DFA 127 automatic swing doors, which included 8 to the main entry.

In this area the operators work in pairs with the right hand door opening before, and closing after, the left hand door. During normal operation on shipping days, the swing doors open via a signal from photo electric sensors mounted on free standing bollards, allowing the doors to open early to accommodate the large traffic flows experienced by the terminal. 

ANZ Tower, Sydney

With entries from both 161 Castlereagh Street and 242 Pitt Street, ANZ Tower is a 42 storey Premium Grade office building located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. A part of Grocon’s Liberty Place princinct, designed by FJMT, which includes the refurbishment of the historic Legion House, it boasts a 6-Star Green Star Design v2 rating.

Four Fullview Series revolving doors were selected to the lobby entries, with special extended clear passage heights of 3350mm and 3600mm to allow the canopy of the doors to be concealed within the portal soffit of the tensile steel glazing above.

To allow the white clad portal to span across the entrance without any support posts, the structure of the Fullivew doors were specially engineered to assist in supporting the necessary dead loads. In addition to the glass facade requiring double and triple low e coated glass in argon filled DGU panels, the glass to the revolving doors was also supplied with high performance coatings.

Level 20, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne

The Melbourne office fitout of finance company Connective, designed by Gray Puksand, is a modern, vibrant and colourful workspace with a generous staff recreation and kitchen space.

For the staff only entrance from the lift lobby to this space, record Automatic Doors supplied and installed a heavy duty record STA 22 single sliding automatic door operator, supporting a 240kg aluminium framed sliding door, 2400mm high x 3000mm wide in a black powdercoat finish and three clear laminated glass panels..

Despite the heavy weight of the sliding panel, the door operation is fast, smooth, quiet and safe (as shown in the YouTube video).

With the large single sliding door opening into a wall cavity, the operator was custom built to ensure all key components are easily accessible for future servicing requirements, with additional access panels built into the wall also provided.

The STA 22 is record’s premium automatic sliding door and features a reinforced sliding track profile, dual motor drive system and high quality track wheels to ensure consistent and reliable operation for many years.

The operators are custom built at record’s Campellfield factory using Australian sourced extruded aluminium profiles and record’s Swiss manufactured high quality door components.

Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy

The Daniel Mannix Building is the centrepiece of the Australian Catholic University’s St Patrick’s campus in Melbourne and one of Australia’s premier 6 Star Green Star buildings for teaching, research and learning.

Designed using industry leading practices in architecture, engineering and sustainability, the building boasts low environmental impacts but also high levels of comfort and wellbeing for the students and teachers.

The two main entries at either end of the building, off Young and Brunswick Streets, were originally built with dual automatic sliding doors however this ineffective airlock resulted in a wind tunnel effect and compromised the effectiveness of the building’s HVAC system.

In addition to the two new K21 revolving doors, record was responsible for the demolition of the existing automatic sliding door entries, as well as the installation of adjacent swing doors for disabled access, emergency egress and after hours access, utilising record DFA127 automatic swing door operators.

For a university, where large numbers of people can use an entrance in a short amount of time, the K21 revolving door, with an integrated automatic sliding door, is the ideal entrance solution, providing the exibility to alternate between revolving and sliding door modes to suit the time of day, weather conditions and expected traffic flows.

259 George Street, Sydney

The main entrance to 259 George Street, Sydney features a 4000mm diameter x 3500mm high Diamond Series revolving door, installed by record Automatic Doors as part of wider building refurbishment work in 2013.

Level 42, 259 George Street, Sydney

Located in the heart of Sydney’s financial district, 259 George Street is an imposing establishment to the Sydney skyline, offering its tenants breathtaking views of the city and harbour.

At the top of this tower is the commercial offices of the building’s owner, Memocorp Australia, and as part of the full refurbishment of this office, record Automatic Doors was selected to install two C 127 infloor mounted automatic swing door operators to the main entry from the lift lobby.

In this application, the two operators are linked to allow them to open together from a signal from the card reader in the lift lobby, or push button in the office. Due to the design of the custom steel framed swing doors, one operator is required to open before, and close after, the other operator.

Capable of operating swing doors weighing up to 400kg, the record C 127 operator measures 780 x 270 x 150mm deep when encapculated within its special infloor housing which allows the flooring contractor to provide a custom access panel to match the surrounding timber finish. The end result is a striking dual automatic swing door system, providing a secure and accessible entrance for the building occupants.

The Star, Pyrmont

As part of the redevelopment of The Star in 2011, a new hotel and retail complex was built on a adjacent vacant site. 

At both entries to the hotel a record Fullview Series 3600mm diameter revolving door was installed to provide the building with an airlocked entry system. These doors are 3650mm high with a 650mm canopy, clad in linished stainless steel, that continues above the frameless glass swing doors on either side. These swing doors have record DFA 127 automatic swing door operators, concealed within the portal, to provide disabled access at the push of a button.

To the 4 off main entries to the new retail area at The Star, record supplied and installed automatic bi-parting doors, with frameless glass door wings. For the Jones Bay Road entry, a breakout sliding door was installed, with the glass sidewalls able to be broken out in an emergency to provide a greater clear opening.

On the ground floor on Pirrama Road, record also installed two large single 
sliding automatic doors to the transport interchange. These door wings are aluminium framed in a white powdercoat finish to match the surrounding alucobond cladding.


Hilton Hotel, Sydney

With the existing main entry sliding doors on Geoge Street, as well as the rear entry off Pitt Street, causing persistent wind problems for hotel staff and guests, the decision was made to replace these sliding doors with revolving doors to achieve airlocked entries to the hotel.

In an extensive site operation, the existing sliding doors were removed, along with the highlight glazing which was being supported off the steel transom.

Two Fullview revolving doors were then installed to the George Street entry, along with one Fullview door and motorised swing door to the Pitt Street entry. All doors were clad in linihsed stainless steel with custom illuminated canopy signage.

To maintain the existing requirement for smoke ventilation in an emergency, each revolving door was tted with an automatic windback door wing to open on a re trip signal.

For greater security after hours, the doors were tted with motorised ‘clamshell’ night doors, which are in fact the sidewalls of the doors themselves automatically closing and electrically locking once the door, and associated lighting is turned off.

Deloitte Centre. Auckland

For the main entrance to the Deloitte Centre, built in 2009 at 80 Queen Street, Auckland, is a record Crystal Series revolving door. 

To complement an impressive cable truss entry screen, the architects, Woods Bagot, worked with record Automatic Doors to develop a custom made Crystal Series revolving door that, for the first time, featured spider fittings to support the curved sidewalls, as well as the glass roof.

Commonwealth Bank Place, Sydney

The new Darling Walk precinct combines a commercial, retail and leisure space with new pedestrian links between Darling Harbour and the city. As the new headquarters for the Commonwealth Bank, the North and South buildings feature automatic revolving, sliding and swing doors by record Automatic Doors.

For the main entry to each lobby a 4000mm diameter Diamond Series revolving door was installed. The Diamond Series is record's most frameless glass revolving door, with the entire door structure supported only by glass with the drive motor mounted to the underside of the concrete slab. The large diameter of these doors allows for large groups of people to enter and leave the door at the same time.

For the Level 1 entry on the North building, a 2400mm diameter Fullview Series revolving door was installed to provide an alternate access point into the building, whilst still ensuring an air locked facade. 

To provide the necessary disabled access and emergency egress from the lobbies, frameless glass swing doors were integrated into the glass assemblies, with concealed DFA 127 automatic swing door operators and electric locking. 


255 George Street, Sydney

As part of the extensive ground floor building refurbishment to the plaza entry of NAB House, record Automatic Doors was engaged to provide a new revolving door entry. This required alteration works to the existing frameless glazing and a new automatic swing door entry, featuring the DFA 127 automatic swing door operator mounted under the slab to allow for a full frameless glass appearance. 

For the new entry to the bank, a special 4 wing frameless glass automatic sliding door system was developed using the record STA 20 system. Controlled by a key switch, the 9.5m wide entry is designed to fully open in the morning, and then close at night. To provide after hours access, the first sliding door panel can open on a card swipe signal. To support this operator, a steel beam, with a black powdercoat aluminium pelmet, was installed across the entry, with a new frameless glass highlight, supported off glass fins above.

242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

For the upgrade to the ground floor of 242 Exhibition Street, products from record Automatic Doors were used exclusively throughout. This included:

  1. The main entry at the corner of Exhibition & Lonsdale Street, which have a Fullview Series revolving door as well as two DFA 127 automatic swing door and a STA 20 sliding door entry. 
  2. The two entries off Lt Lonsdale, to the cafe and food court areas, with two Fullview Series revolving doors and a DFA 127 automatic swing door.
  3. Other entries off Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets, with another four STA 20 frameless glass sliding doors. 


100 Market Street, Sydney

As part of the $1.2 billion redevelopment of the West eld Sydney site, bound by Pitt Street Mall, Market Street and Castlreagh Street, the existing 10 storey commercial tower at 100 Market Street undertook a signi cant refurbishment.

Completed in 2010, this refurbishment entailed the pre-cast concrete facade being removed and replaced with a new high performance glass facade, new interior tout to all oors, which included modi ed oor plates with new light wells to increase natural light and a new frameless glass assembly to the main entry with two Fullview Series revolving doors.

At 2400mm diamater and 3420mm high these linished stainless steel clad revolving doors provide a striking and tall entrance feature to complement the frameless glazing and feature wall claddings on either side.

39 Martin Place, Sydney

39 Martin Place, positioned in the heart of the banking and legal precinct in Sydney, was built in 1972 and in 2011 undertook its second major refurbishment. The main component of these works was the new ground floor entrance from Martin Place, featureing two AGP Record STA 20 automatic sliding door operators with a low profile 110mm high stainless steel clad pelmet.

20 Bond Street, Sydney

In an effort to attract new tenants after Macquarie Bank moved into their own building, the previous home of the Sydney Stock Exchange underwent a signicant facelift to reinvigorate the building as one of Sydney’s premier office locations. As part of this redevelopment, record Automatic Doors was responsible for the supply and installation of a Crystal Series glass roof revolving door and 3 record STA 20 automatic sliding door entrances. 

The new glass lobby box starts at the building line on the George Street side of the building, 10m long and 7m high, with a sliding door entrance for disabled access and emergency egress. The sliding door is supported off a steel beam suspended between the two adjacent steel mullions with a linished stainless steel pelmet.

On the Bond Street elevation, a 3600mm diameter Crystal Series automatic revolving door is the main entrance to the building lobby. Featuring a glass roof and steel portal frame, this revolving door is the perfect accompaniment to the glass box and provides the commercial lobby with an impressive main entrance.

Further along this facade is a second automatic sliding door for the entrance to Fitness First, with glass balustrading installed to the stairs leading down. Returning onto the Pitt Street elevation is another 10m long facade of various heights, with stairs leading up to another automatic sliding door entrance.