Harwell Science & Innovation Centre

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Arrow Industrial was pleased to work on the development of a new £1.2m multi-occupancy unit providing R&D, office, and laboratory facilities.

The project, commissioned by Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, featured 10 new units that provided the flexibility of use over two storeys or part full height as needed.

Our Approach

Following detailed discussions about the durability and regulatory compliance of our products, Arrow Industrial was awarded the industrial door package for this prestigious scheme.

Safety was of utmost importance to the client on this project and the brief specified a requirement to provide features on the doors to protect users of the facility when the doors were in operation.

Arrow doors are subject to intensive durability tests where the prototypes cycle 33,000 times, after which they are assessed by experts. Our range of sectional doors and their physical qualities are fully EN13241 compliant and certified.

Arrow’s sectional doors’ mechanical and electronic qualities are checked during the thorough tests. These tests mean that each physical quality receives its own class, making comparing similar products from different manufacturers easier.

Arrow’s products can be fitted with a range of devices to ensure user safety when the doors are in operation.

Photoelectric Safety Sensor

Motors with touch control must have a photoelectric safety sensor if the door opening is not visible to users while they are operating the door. If the beam between the transmitter and the reflector is broken, a signal is sent to the motor to stop and reverse the movement.

Safety Edge

The safety edge device is integrated with a transmitter and receiver in the door’s bottom rubber seal. If the signal is broken by an object or person, the door will stop and retract. The maximum contact pressure for the rubber seal is 40kg.

New Build Construction
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Principal Contractor
Barnwood Construction
Allies & Morrison
Two weeks
Manufacture, Installation
7no Sectional Doors

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