To help achieve the design brief and specification, Komfort’s Polar double glazed partitioning, Defence EI Fire Screens and glass balustrades were installed throughout the offices by specialist contractor The Projects Company.
Komfort’s Polar double glazed partitioning was specified on the meeting rooms to allow absolute privacy, and achieved high acoustic ratings of 48dB (Rw) in this instance. The minimal and black framework and bubble joints help to create a premium aesthetic to complement the surrounding space.
To achieve the performance requirements, Komfort’s Defence EI60 Fire Screens with 25mm Pyroguard T were installed on the upper and lower ground achieving a 60/60 fire rating. Alongside fire protection, this system also achieves high acoustic ratings, and single latched doors with EI60 glass complemented the Defence EI60 Fire Screens.
In addition to this, Komfort’s frameless structural glass balustrading system was installed in the central atrium. This system was designed with an offset oat timber handrail set in a continuous aluminium channel. In an area where people are likely to congregate, this balustrading system achieves 1.5kn loading, double the industry standard, and is also very user-friendly in its design.
The structural glazing allows the space to maximise the benefit of natural lighting cascading through the building.
The end result
Collaborating with The Projects Company and all parties involved in the design and construction process has resulted in a high-specification and leading HQ environment for Ocean Infinity. It was a pleasure to see the project come to life, and this technology and performance-driven space will be an enjoyable and productive environment for all its occupants.