Barr Gazetas



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Client Crown Estates

The refurbishment of a Grade-II listed building in the heart of London’s Mayfair saw architectural practice Barr Gazetas design a workplace with flexibility and wellness at its heart. With 22,000 sq feet of high quality office space, client Crown Estates and their tenants are poised to benefit from the world’s first WELL-accredited flexible office targeting Gold certification.

In order to cater to a range of working styles and office sizes across each floor, whilst balancing greenery and natural light, Planet’s range of high performance glazed partitions and doors delivered on creating a modern and flexible working environment.

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For the meeting rooms and communal areas on levels one to five, Planet installed the LOFT54 industrial framed double glazed partitioning system for crosswalls, whilst offering exceptional privacy due to an impressive 45 dB(Rw) acoustic rating. LOFT20 office fronts were stepped resulting in a distinctive visual feature within the corridors.

To provide a unified appearance, these were complemented by integral LOFT IsoTec glazed doors with access controlled cylinders – all black polyester powder coated to maintain a consistent look throughout the interior. On level six, LOFT20 screens were installed with EclipseTec glass sliding doors to offer unrivalled acoustic performance and a soft open and close function.

The office scheme also featured Planet’s LOFT FireTec fire rated single and double doors at the end of the corridors. Incorporating electric hold-open overhead door closers, the doors are linked to the fire alarm system which keeps fire protection doors closed in the event of a fire. Offering superlative fire performance of up to 60/60 (Ei60) fire rating, FireTec doors require minimal framing, whilst allowing for maximum transparency and stunning aesthetics.

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    Project insights.

    To complete the package, the LOFT20 system featuring curved single glazed glass was used. There are also 3.7 metres of glass walls that were installed in the ground floor reception area. With the building being sub-let to a wide range of clients, multi-functional spaces required demountable partitions which could be removed individually to suit different client needs.

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