Installation of High Speed Doors at London City Airport fire station

Nathalie Hayes

Contracts Manager

20 January 2021
JLC Group recently provided and installed High Speed Doors at London City Airport fire station, allowing quick access for the fire personnel using automatic or manual systems.

Project Scope

Original scope was to supply replacement service bay doors, that raised quickly, had a manual chain override and the highest wind rating available. The scope was developed by London City Airport Engineering in partnership with JLC Group Ltd.

The sizing of the shutters is 4.3m wide x 5.4m high

The specification

JLC Group quoted to supply 4 x 'Turbo Fold High Speed Doors', with low level chain drive manual override and to a wind rating of 5.

  • All doors raise on remote crash alarm, initiated by the Terminal Operations, Airfield Operations. As the alarm come into the fire station it automatically triggers all four doors to raise.
  • All doors raise on crash system buttons located within the fire station.
  • All doors raise, one touch on each control panel individually.
  • All doors lower, one touch on each control panel individually.
  • All doors have a manual override and local low level chain drive.
  • All doors installed by fully certified JLC installations engineers to manufacturers guidelines.
  • All doors are wind rated 5 the highest.

Bespoke features

JLC Installed additional rubber foam seal to the inside of all doors to eliminate excessive noise created during wind weathering, and also installed a weather brush strip externally to full height of structural opening to provide additional weather seal. Both these resolves do not come as part the standard package from the supplier/manufacture or as an option but engineered by JLC to provide additional quality of installation.

Management & Aftercare

JLC provided full management of the works involved including fitting the doors, adhering to Health and Safety with Covid-19 processes, and all logistics including organising airside vehicles permits and the plant required.

JLC also have an ongoing service contract in place with London City Airport.

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Nathalie Hayes

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