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Morris Moor

The $100 million transformation of Moorabbin’s Philip Morris manufacturing site into new premium office spaces, modern eateries and contemporary amenities involved the re-purposing of eight existing buildings, across a six hectare site. In recognition of its location and past significance to the local community, it was named “Morris Moor”.

Designed by Genton Architecture and built by BMF Construction, the main lobby entrance to the most prominent the commercial office building in the development at 1 Cochranes Road features two pairs of aluminium framed pivot doors,  fully automated via record C 127 concealed floor mounted swing door operators, syncronised to work together upon a signal from ceiling mounted radar activation sensors, during normal business hours.

For protection of the operator, stainless steel floor plates, in a custom black powdercoat finish were fitted. For door wing protection, active infrared presence sensors mounted to the top rail on both sides of each door. 

Oran Park Library & Community Hub

At the heart of the new suburban township of Oran Park, south west of Sydney, is the Oran Park Library and Community Hub, designed by Brewster Hjorth Architects and built by Adco Constructions. Located on the main Civic Square, adjacent to the new council administration building, it has been dubbed the “community’s lounge room” and will take on greater importance as the township continues its expansion.

record Automatic Doors supplied and installed four bi-parting and two single sliding STA 21 automatic door operators, with frameless toughened glass door wings, to the three airlock entrances of the centre.

Meriton Suites Carter Street

Meriton Suites Carter Street, positioned only moments from the sporting and entertainment facilities of Sydney’s Olympic Park precinct, features open plan designer suites tailored for large groups and families, with a premium level of luxury design finishes and fixtures throughout. 

For the main lobby entrance a record Fullview Series door was selected in a linished stainless steel finish and an extended 600mm high canopy to accommodate the “Meriton Suites” logo being laser cut out of the canopy fascia cladding and illuminated from behind to provide a striking entrance feature at night. 

Working with Meriton and the glazing contractor, record was able to modify the design of its curved glass sidewall framing to allow the door to fit seamlessly with the faceted design of the surrounding lobby glazing.


Casselden, Melbourne

The $50 million refurbishment of ISPT’s Grade A commercial tower Casselden included a complete ground floor lobby renewal to provide a more modern appearance and improved access for tenants and visitors. 
An impressive 11 metre high frameless glass assembly provides a striking entry focal point and to ensure large groups of people can enter and exit the building at the same time, whilst still maintaining an entrance airlock, two very large 4200mm diameter Fullview revolving doors were selected in a mirror stainless steel finish.

To maximise the transparency of this entrance, and blend in with the surrounding glazing, the Fullview revolving doors were specially engineered with a mild steel structural framework within the door canopy, rather than the standard welded aluminium, along with larger 100 SHS steel support posts at each entrance. This allowed the doors to be utilised by the glazing contractor to support the dead load weight of their structural glass fins, avoiding the requirement for a separate portal framework or transom beam that would detract from the frameless appearance of the entrance. 

Further customisation of the standard door design was also undertaken with the curved glass sidewalls recessed glazed into the floor (rather than an exposed bottom rail), with a silicon butt joint in the middle to maximise the door transparency. 


2 Market Street, Sydney

The redevelopment of the Grade A commercial building 2 Market Street Sydney, completed in 2007 was a culmination of four phases including a new six storey commercial building and upgraded lobby entrances to both the Market Street and Kent Street frontages. 

record Fullview Series revolving doors were selected by the architects for both of these entrances. At Kent Street an imposing 4200mm diameter 4 wing revolving door, in a linished stainless steel finish, was installed to maximise pedestrian traffic flow. At 4190mm high, the revolving door spans the full height of the lobby entrance with custom designed frosted glass ceiling panels, illuminated from within the canopy, providing a striking entrance feature.

For the Market Street entrance, a smaller 3000mm 3 wing diameter Fullview Series door, in a powdercoat finish, was installed with the standard aluminium fixed ceiling panels and LED spot lighting within the centre rotating ceiling. 

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. 

The frameless glass sliding door entrance has an STA 20 automatic operator, mounted to steel portal structure, clad in Rimex bead blasted stainless steel with 15mm clear toughened glass door panels, provided by the facade contractor Jamesco. 

The operator is connected to the building’s remote security system and fire trip, with battery backup provided as standard to meet egress requirements under the BCA.

In addition to this sliding door, record installed a 4200mm diameter Fullview revolving door and an in floor mounted swing door operator for after hours and disabled access requirements at the other end of the lobby. 

100 Miller Street, North Sydney

Enfold Projects in conjunction with Mirvac, the building owner, have delivered an iconic End of Trip Facility at 101 Miller St, North Sydney. This stunning facility has just made pounding the pavement and riding to work a little easier.

record Automatic Doors were engaged to carry out the installation of three STA 21  automatic door operators. Working closely with Enfold, record assisted in ensuring the project was delivered on time and an aesthetically pleasing installation was achieved.  

The Bike entry consisted of a single sliding STA 21 operator with an aluminium door and frame. A custom designed screen was installed to visually enhance this entry as well as provide ventilation and security.

Male and female entries included STA 21 operators installed within the ceiling space to create a complete frameless look without compromising security or access.

Northpoint, North Sydney

For the Pacific Highway entrance to redeveloped Northpoint Tower in North Sydney, a record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply and install a Fullview Series revolving door in a black powdercoat finish.

To provide additional free egress in an emergency, an automatic wind back door wing was provided, with UPS battery backup to ensure operation in the event of a power failure. This unique windback feature can be activated automatically via a Fire Trip or BMS signal, or via a secondary key switch mounted on the internal door mullion (pictured below). 

In addition to this revolving door entrance, record Automatic Doors was also selected to provide a range of TSA 22 telescopic and STA 20 single sliding doors,12 in total, to various entries throughout the complex, including the food court, Woolworths, Westpac and end of trip facilities. 

1 Melbourne Quarter - Level 2 Entrance

When you walk up the two level spiral staircase at One Melbourne Quarter you are greeted by a beautiful sky garden oasis as well as a record Diamond Series revolving door at the main entrance to the Arup Melbourne office.

With much lower pedestrian traffic flows, a manual revolving door was deemed a practical and cost effective solution to providing an airlocked entrance. As the internal half of the revolving door glass roof is very close to the ceiling finishes, a white film was applied to minimise future cleaning requirements. 

Caribbean Park Stage 2

A world class office precinct in Melbourne’s South-Eastern suburbs, Caribbean Park has been designed, developed, built and managed by the Spooner family, who have been dedicated in transforming the park for three generations. 

Awarded the Best Business Park as part of the Property Council Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards for 2018, the latest building in this development, 26 Lake Caribbean Boulevard, offers cutting edge smart office design nestled within beautifully landscape gardens.
For the main entries, record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply and install four Diamond Series revolving doors to provide an air locked entry to help in the meeting of energy efficiency target. For ease of installation and ongoing service and maintenance requirements the drive motors for these doors were mounted to the underside of the concrete slab with access from the carpark level below.

To minimise visual disruption the standard freestanding bollards used for the mounting of the slow speed and emergency stop buttons were deleted with the slow speed button not fitted externally, after consultation with the building certifier, and the emergency stop and slow speed buttons mounted to wall cladding within the lobby next to each revolving door.  

For the adjacent frameless glass swing doors at each entrance, necessary for meeting disable access and emergency egress requirements, record supplied and installed their C 127 concealed automatic swing door operator, mounted within the floor setdown with a linished stainless steel cover plate for operator access. 

After completion of this stage of the Caribbean Park development, record Automatic Doors now has a total of 10 revolving doors across the first two stages as well as the cafe and function centre within the precinct.

One Melbourne Quarter

Located opposite Southern Cross Station in Melbourne’s Dockland’s precinct, Melbourne Quarter, developed and built by Lendlease, will combine commerce, community and expansive green public spaces to deliver Melbourne’s smartest and most sustainable business address. 

The first stage, One Melbourne Quarter, is a 13 storey commercial office tower designed by Denton Corker Marshall and is the new Victorian headquarters of Lendlease, in addition to Arup and AMP, housing up to 13,000 workers. 

For the main lobby entries off Collins Street, Diamond Series revolving doors, 4000mm diameter, were selected by DCM due to their unique full frameless design and ability to mount the drive motors to the underside of the suspended slab for ease of installation for future servicing requirements. 

St Vincent's Private Hospital, Fitzroy

Perfect for narrow passageways, the record FTA 20 offers fast opening and closing of automatic bi-folding doors within the entrance opening, an advantage over conventional sliding and swing door entries that need adjacent space to operate.

For this entrance at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, record Automatic Doors was engaged to replace the existing manual swing doors, to provide a more secure entry for the staff and residents.

360 Collins Street - plaza entrance

When the team at Bates Smart in Melbourne wanted record Diamond Series revolving doors to the plaza entry of 360 Collins Street, to match the doors installed to the main entry, but weren’t able to because of existing floor slab restrictions, we set to work designing a new revolving door that would be as frameless as possible, while still have the drive motor mounted above in a conventional canopy design. 

The result is record’s latest revolving door model, the Hybrid Series, which features frameless glass sidewalls recessed into the floor, like the Diamond Series, but with a solid canopy on top, like the Fullview Series.

Without standard entry posts, freestanding bollards are required at each entry for the slow speed and emergency stop buttons.  

Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex, Lidcombe

The NSW Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court will be relocated in early 2019 from its existing home in the inner city suburb of Glebe to Lidcombe, in Sydney’s western suburbs. 

The new facility, an NSW Government partnership between NSW Health and NSW Justice was designed by Silver Thomas Hanley in conjunction with Cox Architecture, will be much larger and feature spacious support facilities, counseling rooms and private waiting areas to provide a more comfortable environment for grieving families. 

For the main entrance record was engaged by the facade contractor, Grange Glass & Aluminium, to supply and install the revolving door, as well as the adjacent automatic swing door operator. 

record’s Hybrid Series revolving door was selected in a black powdercoat finish with the frameless glass sidewall design complementing the striking 3 storey high spider fitting supported glass assembly spanning the full height of the building. 

20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Positioned on prime Wellington waterfront real estate, 20 Customhouse Quay is one of the most unique and visually striking commercial office developments in New Zealand. 

Responding to requirements for a seismically advanced building, Studio Pacific Architecture adopted a modern diagrid structural system which has been flexed to create a subtle faceted curve on the building’s main facade. 

To help achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating, as well as protect the lobby for the cold and strong wind gusts experienced in Wellington, a revolving door to the main entrance was deemed essential. After consultation with building owners, Newcrest, a Hybrid Series revolving door from record was selected in a 3500mm diameter to provide generous segment spaces necessary for handling peak morning and lunch time traffic flows. 

Dangrove Art Storage Facility

Dangrove is a specialised art storage and operations facility, purpose built for the  White Rabbit Gallery, owners of one the worlds most impressive private collections of contemporary Chinese art. Designed by Tzannes and delivered by Infinity Constructions, the imposing space is a departure from traditional warehouse design, with the ability to not only store and display artwork in climate controlled conditions, but also host private functions.

record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply and install three C 127 in floor mounted automatic swing door operators to the main ground floor entry as well as to pivot doors in the Level 1 space. With polished concrete floors throughout, special care was required to set out and install the stainless steel floor box enclosures prior to the concrete pours. Stainless steel cover plates were used for operator access, complementing the stark design aesthetic. 

For one of the automatic swing doors, installed next to a series of frameless manual doors, specially designed pivot patch plates were manufactured to house the pivot strap of the C 127 in the most frameless design possible, negating the requirement for full length bottom rails. 

Rail Operations Centre

The Rail Operations Centre in Alexandria is a NSW Government Initiative, designed by Smart Design Studio in collaboration with Jacobs and delivered by AW Edwards, to modernise and centralise the management of the Sydney train network in an effort to minimise delays and improve information flow. The state-of-the-art control centre is housed in a four storey architecturally designed red brick building with striking arches that symbolically reflect historical railway bridges and the industrial heritage of the Alexandria area.

For the main lobby entrance, setback from this brick façade, a record Diamond Series revolving door was installed with its full frameless glass design and recessed position within the glazing line allowing the door to provide the necessary energy efficiency benefits of an airlocked entrance, without detracting from the bold design theme of the surrounding finishes.

The revolving door has cladding trims in charcoal pearl powdercoat aluminium to match the surrounding mullion framing and a floor mat in black matting and aluminium framing, removable to provide access to the drive system mounted within a floor pit formed in the concrete slab.

Being a NSW Government project, record Automatic Doors was proud to be able provide a revolving door manufactured in the local area at its Seven Hills factory.

George Place, Sydney

The redevelopment of George Place, in the heart of the Sydney CBD, created a super lobby, combining the ground floor levels of 345 and 363 George Street, as well as 24 York Street. The landmark project was designed by Fender Katsalidis Mirams and delivered by FDC, with record Automatic Doors supplying the revolving doors to the George Street entries, as well as automatic sliding doors to other entries.  

The Diamond Series revolving doors, 3200mm diameter x 3400mm high, were selected by the architects due to their full frameless glass design allowing them to blend in with the modular framed construction of the surrounding glass assembly and external awning. With the doors positioned directly below the structural beam of this framework, the glass roofs were supplied in low iron laminated glass, with a white dot frit pattern on the lower glass face and a solid white frit on the upper face.

Maintaining the multi-colour lighting theme of the other lobby finishes to the wall and ceiling, LED strip lighting was installed to the edges of the glass roofs to provide coloured accents to the edges with aluminium capping in a medium bronze powdercoat aluminium finish.

The existing concrete slabs were not able to accommodate the drive motors within the floor setdown so record mounted these to the underside, connected via extended drive shafts and accessible via the plant rooms below.

The Platform at Royal Randwick

The Platforms at Royal Randwick is the outdoor viewing area on Level 3 of the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand however in high wind conditions, the existing automatic swing doors providing access to this area were proving to be problematic so record Automatic Doors was engaged to provide an alternative door solution. 

The narrow passageway of this particular door opening and the internal floor levels adjacent meant upgrading to an automatic sliding door would not possible so instead a new bi-folding door entrance was designed to provide fast acting door automatic operation, whilst minimising disruption to the surrounding glass facade and internal floor finishes. 

To support the record FTA 20 operator it is bolted through the existing glass highlights at the head while the side framing is clamped onto the existing sidelight glazing with black aluminium plates. 

Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre

For the main entrance of the $37 million redevelopment of the Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre, the in house design team at Stockland were keen for a large automatic sliding door entrance to maximise the clear opening space leading into the centre’s casual dining precinct. 

record Automatic Doors was able to offer an imposing telescopic bi-parting sliding door entrance, utilising it’s heavy duty TSA 22 operator which is housed within a 200mm high aluminium pelmet. 

With a door height of 3350mm and clear passage width of 5900mm, aluminium framed door panels with 11.52mm bandit proof glass were used with door panels weighing in excess of 150kg each (600kg total).  
To ensure consistently smooth door operation, even high winds, the leading door wings are supported at the bottom edge by a recessed in-floor track. To provide the building manager with greater flexibility to reduce the clear opening width during cold and windy weather conditions a summer/winter mode setting was also provided with activation via a locally mounted key switch.

The Squire's Landing, Circular Quay

Located at the northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks district, The Squire’s Landing is Sydney’s latest microbrewery, offering expansive180 degree, front row views of Sydney Harbour.  

For the entrance to the outdoor eating area, record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply and install an STA 20 automatic sliding door operator with a 15mm frameless glass door wing. Working within the confines of the existing terminal site, the operator was positioned directly below the structural steel framework of the access bridge above. 

Grosvenor Place

The upgrade of the existing foyer at Grosvenor Place was many years in the  making and automatic sliding, swing and revolving doors, from record Automatic Doors, feature extensively to the various entry points of the building. For the rear entrance off Harrington Street, a freestanding curved sliding door entrance was specially designed and built using mirror stainless steel cladding to the door structure, canopy fascia, roof and sidewalls with a record RST 20 automatic curved sliding door operator supporting curved frameless glass bi-parting door panels. The ceiling panels are fitted with LED lights to provide a unique “starlight” feature, to match the five revolving doors installed to the other entries.

2 Elizabeth Plaza, North Sydney

When the existing foyer entry to No 2 Elizabeth Plaza in North Sydney was upgraded in 2012 the generic straight sliding door entrance was replaced with a striking curved frameless glass entrance with an illuminated curved glass feature cylinder above. 

The curved sliding doors are 2500mm high and 1500mm wide with the record RST curved operator mounted to a steel portal frame that is also supporting the curved frosted glass panels of the cylinder glazing above.

Racing Victoria

Looking to upgrade the existing main entrance curved sliding door entrance to its Flemington headquarters, Racing Victoria approached record Automatic Doors to offer advice and potential automatic door solutions. The least disruptive of those solutions was to remove the existing door and replace with a new curved sliding door entrance of the same height and diameter, so as to avoid any changes being required to the surrounding glazing or floor finishes.

A submission with various cost options was submitted with Racing Victoria choosing a custom extended canopy fascia to allow the mounting of activation and safety sensors to the underside of the canopy, rather than on the curved front of the canopy, as well as a natural anodised cladding finish and grey tinted glass to match the existing facade, sourced from local suppliers.

To make the entrance as transparent as possible frameless curved glass door wings were used with slimline profile entry posts, only necessary for the mounted of push buttons, card readers and key switches.

Disruption to the building operations and occupants was minimised by record tradesman commencing the site works on Friday afternoon, working extended hours over the weekend and completing the works on the Monday.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

For the main entrance of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, FJMT architects were looking for a unique and imposing revolving door design to complement the high quality finishes within the lobby of the 5 star luxury hotel. 

Working the architects, record designed a very large 4000mm diameter x 4250mm high revolving door, with sidewalls that were a combination of solid bronze cladding and frameless glazing.

With a proud history of designing and manufacturing revolving doors in Australia for over 25 years, record Automatic Doors was able to develop a suitable design and undertake all necessary custom metal fabrication and welding in its Seven Hills factory. 
The bronze cladding material was sourced from Italy by record’s client, Onsite Group. A striking entrance befitting a stunning hotel!

Northpoint (Eat Street Entry), North Sydney

The redevelopment of Northpoint Tower, originally constructed in 1977 in the heart of North Sydney was officially opened in March 2018 with the centre featuring a new boutique hotel, Woolworths supermarket, food court, specialty shops and the existing commercial office tower at 100 Miller Street. 

record Automatic Doors was engaged to supply twelve automatic sliding door systems to all main entrances, as well as a Fullview Series revolving door to the commercial tower entrance. To maximise the clear opening width of many of these entrances record’s TSA 20 and TSA 22 telescopic sliding door operators were used, with the small height of the record operators, smooth operation and large weight capacity of the track and drive system, appealing features. 

The largest sliding door entrance in the complex is the food court entry, “Eat Street” off the Pacific Hwy, with two synchronised single sliding TSA 22 telescopic operators used due to the longer track and door leaf weights. With a clear opening width of 6000mm and height of 2800mm, each frameless glass door panel weighs 160kg and due to the larger width a full recessed guide channel in the floor was designed and installed by record to provide greater door security and performance, particularly in higher wind loads.

The Stables @ Royal Randwick

With the existing automatic swing doors to the outdoor terrace of the Moet & Chandon Room, on Level 4 of Royal Randwick Racecourse, unable to operate with the high wind loads of such an exposed location, record Automatic Doors was engaged to provide an alternative solution. 

It was clear that instead of swing doors, an automatic sliding door would be a more appropriate entrance system but the main challenge was incorporating the sliding door operator within the existing frameless glass facade. To minimise extension modification to this existing work to accommodate the new operator, record custom designed and fabricated a slimline support framework that was clamped to the existing glass sidelights and highlight.

The STA 20 DUO sliding door operator was selected due to its high capacity motor and track design, needing to support bi-parting door panels 2620mm high x 1300mm wide in 17.52mm toughened laminated glass, coupled with an aesthetically pleasing 160mm high pelmet design to minimise visible disruption from the function room overlooking the racetrack.

Footage of the existing swing door entry can be viewed at the following Google Maps link



Melbourne Law School

With the existing twin automatic sliding door entries providing minimal respite from the strong cold winds from University Square across the road, The University of Melbourne determined that revolving doors needed to installed to provide a much needed airlock and help the building maintain a consistent temperature regarding of the external weather conditions. 

With the assistance of record, FPPV Architecture designed the new upgrade entries where the existing external automatic sliding door, and the surrounding frameless glass assembly, would be maintained with the revolving doors positioned further back within the lobby, underneath the existing portal frame structure. 

Diameters of 3600mm for the West entry and 3000mm for the East entry were provided to work within the constraints of the existing entries and position of a nearby staircase. 

As the revolving doors cannot provide necessary disabled access, after hours access or emergency egress requirements, new frameless glass swing doors were also provided by record, automated with record DFA 127 operators. To provide additional free egress in an emergency, automatic wind back door wings were provided to each door, with UPS battery backup to ensure operation in the event of a power failure. 

259 George Street, end of trip

The extensive refurbishment of the basement area at Memocorp’s prestigious 259 George Sydney Sydney, into a luxurious end of trip facility, has been undertaken in several stages to minimise disruption to the building tenants for each stage automatic swing and sliding door entrances from record Automatic Doors have been prominently featured. 

‘Zephyr’ has taken the end of trip trend to new heights, from the purely practical, to the positively indulgent. The stark black and white theme is striking to behold with while tiled walls, polished concrete floors, minimalist black aluminum framing and frameless glass used for the sliding door entrances.

Where possible the record STA 21au operators were concealed within the ceiling space to maintain the clean design aesthetic. Where not possible, white powdercoated aluminium pelmets were used, with even the activation and safety sensor housings in a white finish.

Operation of the doors is via card reader external and activation sensor internal with all operators having fail safe battery backup as standard to meet necessary BCA requirements.

NDIS Office, Chatswood

For the refurbished government offices of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Chatswood, record Automatic doors was selected to undertake the supply and installation of the automatic door package.

This office fitout is classified as a Level 2 Security Zone, under physical security management guidelines, and the record STA 21au sliding door operator, and DFA 127 swing door operator, was assessed by several agencies and approved for use in this Government project.

The works consisted of the three STA 21au automatic single sliding door operators, with aluminium framed door wings, to the main lift lobby entrance and staff office entries.

The doors were configured to work off security card swipe externally and push to exit buttons internally with the main entry also able to operate off radar sensors during business hours. As standard the operators are fitted with battery backup to ensure fail safe operation in an emergency or power failure.

Also included in the package was four DFA 127 automatic swing door operators to the entry / meeting rooms and accessible bathrooms.

The bathroom doors were configured to operate via record’s accessible bathroom control plate system with a push to open button and occupancy LED indicator lights outside, and a push to lock button and lock indicator lights mounted inside. The secured meeting room doors operate via card reader outside and push button inside.