An eco-friendly moveable wall in
KPMG’s flagship ‘green’ building
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services and is one of the largest accountancy firms in the world. At its Ignition Centre in the heart of Canary Wharf, 7,300 London staff work in a 21st century 'green' building which is at the forefront of environmental efficiency.
Seeking to develop greater flexibility in one of its large meeting rooms, Style was specified to create adaptable space so that this expansive area could be divided into separate meeting rooms when required - or opened out into one large conference area.
Working with MCM Architects and Mace Interiors, Style installed two Dorma Huppe Variflex moveable walls – each with semi-automatic operation.
Offering impressive 55dB acoustic integrity, meetings can take place either side of the walls undisturbed and by choosing a design that combined two different fabrics the operable walls also complemented the interior design of this modern meeting area.
“We’ve installed many moveable walls for KPMG and were delighted to be chosen again for the Ignition Centre, which is a very impressive, sustainable office building in Canary Wharf,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
“Dorma Huppe’s Variflex is a world-leading moveable wall that offers incredible acoustic ratings on panels of just 100mm deep, which is something generally only possible with heavier panels.
“The Variflex panels are also manufactured separately to the frame, meaning the panel linings are easy to change if one is damaged or scuffed, or if the interior design of a room changes later on.
“In an environmentally friendly building such as this, the Variflex also fits the bill thanks to its EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804.”
Style also installed another four Variflex in a separate part of KPMG’s offices with a laminate, magnetic white board finish which could be used in meetings, presentations and brainstorm sessions.
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