GEZE has supplied the automatic glass doors for the new flagship Waitrose in Chester, which features large expanses of glass cladded in bronze to reflect the site’s industrial heritage.

Glassolutions developed a unique curtain walling system that allows the store’s glass facades to visually float. The architectural glazing specialist looked to GEZE to provide six sets of glass sliding doors, positioned on both the upper and lower floors.

The main entrances feature bi-parting automatic sliding glass doors powered by GEZE’s Slimdrive SL NT drives, ideal for elegant glass facades thanks to an operator height of just 7cm, which is almost invisible in elevation. Upstairs, the cafe terrace is accessed via a glass door with a bronze frame powered by a Slimdrive EMD-F electromechanical swing door operator, which is discreet and sits neatly on the frame. It provides assisted manual or automatic opening using the operating button with guaranteed constant opening and closing speed.

GEZE’s powerful single TSA 160 NT automatic swing door operators have also been fitted to three storeroom doors.