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An exclusive collection of high-end apartments in the heart of London, Chimes offers luxurious homes coupled with a wealth of amenities within a dynamic local community. Providing automatic access to the main entrance of this exclusive development, TORMAX installed a double set of swing doors that are automated by iMotion 1401 operators that are recessed into the floorspace.

Delivering incomparable reliability in the marketplace today, the in-house designed TORMAX iMotion 1401 door operator is entirely maintenance-free thanks to the unique design of the powerful synchronous motor. Further ensuring ongoing performance, the drive is certified protective class IP67, making it resistant to water, humidity and soiling.

Established by developer Lifestory, Chimes comprises of 3-bedroom penthouses and 39 one and two-bedroom apartments. Perfectly situated near to the Thames, St James’s Park and Westminster, the contemporary complex offers residents the benefits of a 24-hour concierge service, a well-equipped business suite, gym and stretch studios as well as a rooftop terrace, elegant resident’s lounge and private screening room.

Marketing Manager for Lifestory, Jermaine Rennalls explains,

“Chimes is a very exciting new boutique development. The entrance welcomes residents and their guests in appropriate style, quietly opening with silent, safe precision every time.”

TORMAX developed the iMotion 1401 door operator to allow discrete automation of swing doors for locations where a minimalist finish is required or in historic locations where maintaining the original aesthetics is essential.

With none of the elements that usually wear out, such as gears and brushes, the iMotion 1401 motor does not even require periodic replacement or overhaul of its’ parts, making it entirely feasible to situate the drive within a steel box, 125mm under the floor. Acting directly on the rotational axis of the door it can also serve as the lower pivot bearing.

Delivering above-average personal safety, the iMotion control unit incorporates the latest hi-tech sensors, delivering obstacle recognition on both opening and closing. Simplifying operation for Chimes’ staff, the opening movement and the door held-open time can be saved as two separate, pre-defined settings.