Rooms Hidden Behind Hall of Mirrors
Offering a truly futuristic office environment, Vedanta Resources Ltd, the global mining and metals company, has totally re-vamped their new London HQ. Helping transform the offices, partitioning experts Style added flexibility to the space with a combination of advanced operable wall systems.
Two 54dB Rw acoustic moveable walls form a corridor from the main reception area, creating a stunning hall of mirrors with pass doors into spacious meeting rooms. Three Skyfold Zenith vertical-rising moveable walls further divide the rooms into yet smaller work areas. An additional run of panels split the main boardroom, providing private work space for the chairman. The entire floor space can be opened out for large corporate functions, when required.
The CAT-B, 7000sq ft fit-out of the Vedanta Berkeley Square offices was completed by office interior specialists, Modus and included a £1.2 million technology/AV package. Style worked closely with Modus to help deliver a contemporary working environment that maximises available space.
Because each of the individual rooms were to be heavily furnished with fixtures and fittings, the moveable walls had to be squeezed into very tight spaces when opening and closing. The Skyfold Zenith system, which is neatly housed in the ceiling cavity when not in use, has an exceptionally thin path of travel allowing it to descend into the narrowest of gaps at the push of a button and making it ideal for the Vedanta offices. Delivering an impressive 54dB Rw acoustic integrity, meetings can run concurrently in total privacy.
“The final configuration has turned this into a real showpiece,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “Our moveable wall solutions, finished with a combination of fabrics, Corian, oak laminate and mirrors, all combine to add to a stunning interior, creating flexible, adaptive space for conferences and meetings.”
Demonstrating their careful attention to detail, Style added a bespoke grooved Corian finish to the bottom panels of the Skyfold walls, creating a seamless continuation across the ceiling when they are retracted up into the cavity. The mirrored corridor boasts a similar Corian edge finish, making for a truly unified installation.