Timescale: 14 Weeks
This was a fantastic job that we worked on in the heart of central London. The full
scope of work included some unique aspects involving the floor consisting partially
of exposed raised access flooring and exposed services to the open plan floor area.
There were a couple of bespoke design items for the client; firstly, a high performance
comfort cooling installation as the clients business involves a high amount of PC’s
which generating extraordinary heat levels.
The challenges of this project were the design and coordination of Ventilation Plant at
high level above the WC’s. This was the only location for the principal air intake to the
floor but space was extremely restricted. Secondly the open plan office area required
a spray finish acoustic ceiling. However, the existing finishes to the ceiling eg: paint
wallpaper all had to be painstakingly stripped back to the structural soffit followed
by plaster repairs and stain treatment to provide a suitably inert surface. Although
a challenge we succeeded in completing the project on time and on budget by
communicating effectively with all parties involved.
Photo credits: Matter Architecture/McDowell+Benedetti