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Specialist steel doorsets from ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, are being installed at London Underground stations.
The 150-year-old Underground has 1.265 billion passengers a year. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors recently supplied its doorsets to various Tube stations, including Bond Street, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross, Westminster and Waterloo, as part of regeneration and maintenance. The doorsets, which comprise steel doors, and London Underground-approved ironmongery, hold a 60 minute fire rating audited by Exova Warringtonfire under the Certifire Compliance scheme. Some steel doors using electro-magnetic hold open devices were fitted to help with high traffic on fire escape routes.
Chris Cole, Area Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors said: ‘’We are very pleased to be associated with a number of projects currently taking place within London Underground. Due to the nature of the London Underground project, internal steel fire doors are an essential safety feature within busy public developments. Compared to alternative materials, steel doors can provide a higher level of fire protection, helping to prevent the spread of fire and maximise evacuation time.
“Additionally, steel doors demonstrate superior strength and durability, combined with relatively low maintenance requirements making them an ideal choice for high traffic areas.”