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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.

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 headquaters 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. 

For the Level 2 entrance to the Arup offices, a smaller manual Diamond revolving door was installed with a black stainless steel cladding finish. 

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. 


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.