Style Delivers Adaptable Space to Prestigious Office Development
Working with architect, Sheppard Robson, and contractor, Overbury, Style was recently specified to install two Dorma Hüppe semi-automatic Variflex glass moveable walls in Wellington Place, a group of prestigious, mixed-use developments in Leeds city centre. Separating the catering facility from meeting areas in a key office building, the glass operable walls deliver an impressive 52dB Rw acoustic integrity when closed, providing outstanding privacy for meetings and gatherings whilst maximising the use of natural light. Addressing the ongoing need for social distancing, moveable wall systems can be effectively utilised to create discrete employee ‘bubbles’ by safely dividing office space into smaller areas.
“This is the sort of very stylish meeting room solution you’d expect from such a superb development,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the north.
“Moveable walls are an essential element of the modern office, allowing customers to easily tailor the space to match their changing requirements. We were delighted to have been specified for yet another high-profile project.”
The effortless semi-automatic operation of the Variflex glass moveable walls enables staff to quickly reconfigure the space throughout the day, configuring it into private meeting rooms, or opened up for larger gatherings with the catering area incorporated. A double inset pass door to one wall, and a single inset pass door to the other, allows ease of access.
“With social distancing measures being at the forefront of everyone’s minds we are likely to see a real increase in businesses looking to imaginatively and creatively divide workspaces and meeting rooms, and we have a range of ready-made solutions to help deliver adaptable and safe environments," said Gibson.
Wellington Place is an outstanding new urban quarter and the business location of choice for Leeds’ leading corporate organisations. With modern, high-specification office space designed to meet the needs of its occupiers, the 22-acre scheme (when complete) will comprise a vibrant mixed-use community with around 16,000 people living and working throughout nearly 2 million sq ft of space, including offices, residential buildings, retail and leisure facilities.