London Investment firm
Schroders is a global investment manager; it helps institutions, intermediaries and individuals meet their goals, fulfill their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
Its asset management business is built around three pillars: Investment is the portfolio management, research and dealing function; Product covers its innovative product development, marketing and market intelligence teams; and Distribution focuses on sales and client service.
At Schroders London premises in 1 London Wall Place, Style was specified to create flexible meeting rooms in the auditorium areas, offering adaptable space that complemented the interior design of the office. Working with architect, TP Bennett, and main contractor Overbury, the Skyfold Classic 60 was chosen as the best solution – a vertically rising, fully automatic operable wall, housed discreetly in the ceiling cavity and descending gracefully to sub-divide rooms with incredible 59dB Rw acoustic integrity.
Each completed in a fabric finish, and incorporating acoustic absorbent NRC panels in the bottom sections to further enhance the acoustic performance, the combination of Skyfolds not only delivered a highly flexible, automated room configuration but a stylish one too with exceptional privacy when meetings are taking place.
“Skyfold is not only a great solution for any professional environment but it sets industry standards with its operational performance, acoustic integrity and its ability to reconfigure a room in just minutes at the turn of a key,” said Style’s group managing director, Julian Sargent.
“The Schroders installation really demonstrates the capabilities of Skyfold, gliding effortlessly and silently into place and dividing space with speed and ease – a real showpiece for client meetings as well as offering practical room division.”
Style is the exclusive UK partner to Skyfold and DORMA, and has installed over 200 Skyfold walls across the UK in a whole range of market sectors including company boardrooms, universities, colleges and schools, local authorities, hotels and conference centres.
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