HBOS is currently in the process of refurbishing their existing HQ in Edinburgh and required a temporary building, for a two-year period, in order to accommodate directors and senior executives. The brief was to establish a working environment that would meet the directors’ primary requirements of strong performance, in terms of low sound transmission for concentrated work, together with a dignified yet contemporary appearance.
Throughout the fifth floor, single glazed Polar, double glazed Ls90 with integral blinds, in combination with solid pre-vinyled plasterboard panels were used to form the cellular offices and meeting rooms. The client particularly liked the flush nature of the glazed elements. Maple veneered panels were specified, within the boardroom area, to maximise sound reduction for confidential meetings and match the veneered boardroom table and doorsets.
Komfort products were also specified on the fourth floor and consisted of Ls90 hung panelled and double glazed modules.