Nicholas Webb Architects
Client DVB Bank
DVB Bank is the leading specialist in international transport finance. It offers integrated financing solutions and advisory services to the shipping, aviation, offshore and land transport industry sectors.
ISIS Projects asked Planet Partitioning to undertake the internal glass partitions of the Category B commercial fit out of DVB’s new London offices, just off Liverpool Street. The project included creating approximately 50 offices and meeting rooms.
To create an attractive, functional and contemporary working environment, Planet used PURE20 single-glazed demountable partitioning to create the offices and meeting rooms. PURE20 demountable partitioning provided the perfect balance between sound attenuation and visual aesthetic and was joined together using Planet Partitioning’s unique vertex dry glass joint.
Several of the offices opened onto corridors, which meant there were strict performance criteria and a requirement to provide 30/0 integrity fire-rating. To address this, Planet used FireClear E30 doorsets with Pyran S glass. These doors not only provided 30 minutes’ fire integrity, but also matched the look and feel of the non fire-rated glass doors seamlessly.
Solid American black walnut doorframes integrated beautifully to provide a striking and contemporary look to the offices. Planet had the doors manufactured to exact specifications, ensuring a seamless, high-quality integration with the demountable glass partitioning.
Work took just eight weeks, and was completed snag free.