More than four hundred 3000 Series concealed closers from Astra Door Controls have been specified and fitted on one of London’s most prestigious developments, The Lancasters.
The Lancasters, on the northern edge of London’s Hyde Park, took five years to complete and has involved the renovation of an entire terrace of fifteen magnificent 19th century houses. The development has been carried out by Northacre PLC with commercial property developer Minerva PLC. The seven-storey, grade II listed terrace was most recently occupied by the Lancaster Gate Thistle Hotel but has now been meticulously remodelled to create 77 individual properties including 10 penthouses and two town houses.
The specification for the interiors was lavish, retaining the original style and grandeur of the Victorian houses. Ironmongery for the project was supplied by John Planck Ltd in Art-deco style polished chrome, and the Astra concealed Series 3000 door closers were selected to retain the clean lines of the common areas and because, with full adjustability, they were powerful enough to handle the doors’ weight and width.
The Astra 3000 series of fully-controlled concealed door closers are a range of ground-breaking products developed by Astra to offer all the adjustability and control of an overhead closer, even for fire doors. Unlike other concealed closers on the market, the Astra 3000 series is fully controlled and adjustable, making it a really viable alternative to overhead products with all the aesthetic benefits of a concealed closer.
Astra believes that the 3000 Series are the easiest concealed closer to fit on the market. Manufactured in the UK, in four different power sizes with adjustable closing speed and latching action for different size and weights of doors, they feature a unique hydraulic piston assembly designed in-house by Astra. This offers an adjustable, controlled rate of door closure together with a variable ‘snap action’ for overcoming the latch. The closers’ quality design and build makes it perfect for high traffic applications, both commercial and residential.
Astra is well known for its door closer range including the popular Gibraltar range. The Lancashire-based company can demonstrate many years experience in the sector and carries out all of its own R&D in-house. It exports its British door closers all across the globe via a network of distributors and partner companies.