Schroders Utilises Skyfold for Sustainable Office Development
Schroders’ modern new headquarters at 1 London Wall Place provides an innovative and collaborative working environment for 2,500 employees based in the City. Adding flexibility to the meeting rooms and auditorium area, partitioning expert Style recommended installing seven, high-end Skyfold Classic 60 operable walls. Vertically-rising, the Skyfold fully automatic partition is conveniently concealed in the ceiling cavity, descending gracefully at the touch of a button to sub-divide rooms in a matter of moments. Divided areas benefit from the incredible 59db Rw acoustic integrity, allowing concurrent activities to run in peace.
Opened by Her Majesty the Queen, 1 London Wall Palace is one of the most environmentally sustainable office blocks in London. Just one of the many ways in which the new office seeks to limit waste and positively enhance its surroundings includes using ‘grey’ water from basins and sinks to flush toilets leading to a 40% reduction in water usage.
In any London development, space is inevitably a limited resource. Aiming to minimise wastage of this valuable commodity, Style worked closely with architect, TP Bennett, and main contractor Overbury to maximise the use of the meeting areas.
Each Skyfold Classic 60 is completed in a contemporary fabric finish, incorporating acoustic absorbent NRC panels in the bottom sections, further enhancing acoustic performance. The combination of seven Skyfold operable walls not only delivers a highly flexible, automated room configuration but a sophisticated one too with exceptional privacy when meetings are taking place.
“Skyfold is a great solution for any professional environment, setting the industry standards for operational speed and acoustic performance,” said Style’s group managing director, Julian Sargent.
“The Schroders installation really demonstrates the capabilities of Skyfold, offering practical room division whilst also being something of a showpiece for client meetings too.”
Style is the exclusive UK partner to Skyfold and DORMA operable walls and has installed over 200 Skyfold systems across the UK in a whole range of market sectors including company boardrooms, universities, colleges and schools, local authorities, hotels and conference centres.