Bank of America serves three groups of customers — people, companies, and institutional investors. In the U.S. it serves all three customer groups, and outside the U.S. it serves larger companies and institutional investors. This business model simplifies its operations and reduces its risk profile.

When opening its doors to its new offices in Chester, Bank of America announced it had plans to create about 1,000 jobs. The expected increase would see the international banking giant's workforce at Chester Business Park double in size by 2020.

To maximise the use of space in these new offices, Style was specified to install moveable walls in the meeting area to create flexible and collaborative workspace.

Working with architect, TP Bennett and contractor Amspec, Style installed 2 Dorma Huppe Variflex semi-automatic white laminate operable walls to enable the meeting room to be divided into two. 

Boasting impressive 59dB acoustic integrity, this enabled the room to be quickly divided for concurrent meetings to take place undisturbed, or for the room to be completely opened up for larger gatherings.

With collaborative working in mind, Style also installed 6 vibrant, coloured ‘squiggle’ glass panels along the side of the room, all acting as magnetic writable surfaces.

Housed within black powder-coated Dorma Varitrans profiles to match the black powder coated head track, these stunning panels can be moved into any position along 30 metres of track.

“The coloured squiggle glass panels are a fabulous addition to this stunning meeting space,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the north.

“They can be pulled into position, and clustered together, for notes and ideas during meetings and informal gatherings making them a really practical solution, as well as a stylish and dynamic one.

“Further still, they bring an element of colour and panache to this beautifully designed meeting space, and when used in conjunction with the 2 semi-automatic Variflex moveable walls the room can be used very flexibly, and with first class acoustic integrity, depending on meeting requirements and numbers.”

Style is the UK’s leading moveable wall specialist, and the exclusive UK partner to Dorma Huppe, Skyfold and SWG.

The company offers manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic moveable wall solutions across multiple market sectors including corporate, hospitality, education, religion, healthcare and local authority.