The Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Brief

The hospital required new operating theatre doors as part of a major refurbishment. The upgrade was an essential part of the trust’s strategy to drive infection control and operating efficiency across its theatres. Dortek were asked to replace the existing timber doors with a more functional and hygienic alternative to meet these goals.

Solution

Dortek supplied and installed specialist hermetic sliding doors with automation for easy access. These doors have a unique hermetically sealing gasket system which gives them a 99% air tight seal. After installing the doors the hospital were able to reduce the volume of clean air fed into the theatres by over 20%. The air, which has to be regulated and controlled for particulates, humidity and temperature, is a considerable expense per cubic metre, so the long term cost saved from this were significant. As well as delivering operational efficiency, Dortek doors have a smooth and void free surface. This prevents them from harbouring bacteria and makes them easy to clean for flawless hygiene and infection control.

The Francis Crick Institute

Brief

The Crick required hygienic door solutions and automation systems to be installed throughout the facility.

Solution

Dortek designed and installed more than 500 bespoke hygienic doors and automation systems throughout the facility. This included non fire rated and fire rated single action and sliding doors & hermetically sealing sliding doors. Our doors were essential for providing protection across hazardous fire areas. Our void-free doors are also hygienic, easy to clean, non-absorbent and do not harbour bacteria. This makes them ideally suited to research laboratories that are sensitive to contamination.

The London Clinic

Brief

The trust required specialist hybrid operating theatre doors for its new hybrid operating suite. The hybrid theatre provides the surgical technology to enable surgeons to switch between open vascular surgery and endovascular surgery as necessary, with full real-time imaging support.

Solution

Dortek’s hygienic operating theatre doors were installed in theatre areas with x-ray protection to accommodate x-ray equipment. Doors were also automated to allow staff to open and close them without touching to reduce the risk of infection. Dortek hybrid operating theatre doors can combine a number of key properties all in one hygienic door. Whether it’s x-ray rated, automated, fire-rated, waterproof or hermetically sealing sliding, these doors were a versatile solution for this new breed of hybrid operating theatres.

London Aquatics Centre

Brief

Hygienic door systems were required for the pool and changing areas.

Solution

Dortek supplied GRP waterproof doors with bespoke frames to fit flush with the walls. GRP doors have a completely encapsulated one-piece moulded construction with no joins or seams so the door panel will not peel or delaminate.

Dortek Opens The Doors For The Vaccine Supply Chain

Brief

In recent weeks we have been busy supplying doors to the EU vaccine manufacturers particularly Pfizer in Belgium and J&J (Jannssen) in Holland. In the UK Astra Zeneca and Wockhardt have been very long term users of Dortek doors and when Oxford Bio Medica decided to build its latest facility Dortek doors were used throughout.

Solution

Similarly in the US Dortek have recently supplied doors to a Lonza facility producing the Moderna vaccine. This is just a recent snapshot of Dortek’s experience in the vaccine sector, but we have been in this sector for decades suppling the likes of GSK Vaccines across the globe. For advice on hygienic access requirements in vaccine facilities please contact us at info@dortek.com

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

Brief

Dortek are delighted to have received the order for the laboratory doors at this new, state of the art London Research Facility. Hygienic fire doors were specified which needed to be a fully compliant, fully tested solution.

Solution

The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) has been based at the Hammersmith Hospital campus in West London since its creation in 1994.
In 2017 the Medical Research Council and Imperial College London announced a joint project to build a new home for the MRC LMS on the former Cyclotron site.
The brief for the new building was to create approximately 12,000 meters squared of advanced research facilities in an environment which will provide a new home for the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and promote collaboration between all building users. Hygienic Fire doors were specified for this project and only Dortek could offer a fully compliant, fully tested solution.

Glanbia, Belview

Brief

Glanbia required hygienic door solutions which are void-free. The doors are for a major new dairy powder plant which will focus on supplying nutritional powders to export markets including the Middle East, Africa, Central America and Asia.

Solution

Dortek supplied single action and single action fire doors across production areas. Our seamless doors are hygienic, void-free, easy to clean and do not harbour bacteria making them ideal for infant nutrition facilities.

Abbott Nutritional Division, Cavan

Brief

Abbott required hygienic door systems for an extension at its Infant formula manufacturing site at Co Cavan (Nutritional Division).

Solution

Dortek supplied Fire-rated single action and sliding doors across the facility. Our seamless doors are hygienic, easy to clean and do not harbour bacteria making them ideal for infant nutrition facilities

Wiseman, Bridgewater

Brief

As part of an expansion, Wiseman required hygienic door systems to replace steel doors in their production facility.

Solution

Dortek supplied GRP K & F type hinged and sliding doors. The project won the RIBA/Guild of Architectural Ironmongery Specification Award for Best Commercial Building and is said to be the most environmentally advanced dairy operation in the United Kingdom.

Nutricia, Liverpool

Brief

Nutricia required hygienic door solutions and airlock doors for its facility.

Solution

Dortek supplied GRP K type hinged and sliding doors with automations and interlock systems which were specifically designed to allow a safe & speedy operation within production areas. The interlocking process prevents air bourne contamination in controlled environments.

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