University of Northampton


ASSA has supplied a complete door opening solution, as part of a £14million redevelopment project at the University of Northampton. The refurbishment, which consists of an £11million project to create a new home for the School of Science and Technology and a further £3.5million extension of the School of Education, is part of a larger project designed to further enhance facilities at the University.

A total of 250 doors were upgraded to ASSA hardware, with ASSA Twin Combi 5800 Cylinders in modular lockcases used to secure sensitive office areas and attractive ASSA return to door lever handles used in public areas.

To assist the University of Northampton in fulfilling the duties under the Equality Act 2010, helping specifically to meet with BS8300 and Approved Document M guidelines, ASSA cam motion door closers were used.

The cam motion closers maintain closing power but require less opening force at the beginning of the cycle, the most strenuous part of opening a door, making it particularly suitable for use by the disabled and in high traffic areas.

Tom Jones, Specification Development Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, commented:

“The fact that ASSA hardware has been used to secure a prestigious project like the University of Northampton refurbishment only serves to reinforce the company’s commitment to providing high quality door opening solutions to the education sector.

“The redevelopment includes such innovative features as a new NVision 3D immersive technology centre, as well as housing the East Midlands’ Non-Destructive Testing centre, so it was important that the security solutions provided were equally as forward-thinking.”