The entrance matting design at 100 Liverpool Street combines both history and sustainability to enhance this unique corporate lobby.
Adjacent to Liverpool Street Station and previously the site of Broad Street Station, the design of 100 Liverpool Street has the informality of a station concourse.
Visitors are greeted with an espresso bar rather than a reception desk. While the flooring and entrance matting includes a distinctive track detail.
With sustainability at the core of the project, the building’s structural frame was retained and given a new identity with a curving façade to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the development.
With a supporting array of sustainable features throughout, the result is an ultra-low carbon building, with an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.
Keeping the Matting on Track
In response to the history of the site, softly curving track lines are embedded within the concrete flooring to echo the building’s envelope and map the main routes through the ground floor.
This feature continues into the entrance matting system using 25mm wide dividing profiles.
Through meticulous liaison with the architect, these extra-wide dividing profiles are placed outside of the primary direction of traffic within the matting. This is best practice for any entrance matting system but is particularly prudent with these oversized profiles.
The seamless alignment with the track detail within the flooring is key to the success of this entrance mat design.
Entrance Matting Specification
The main entrances use INTRAform DM recessed aluminium entrance matting. This is clear anodised as standard to minimise light reflection. The matting sections are then divided with 25mm box section profiles.
The planks are inset with INTRAlux Elite polyamide fibre in Anthracite 607.
This durable fibre has a Class 33 wear rating – the highest wear rating under the EN 1307: 2014 standard.
The 92,990 polyamide tufts in each square metre of INTRAlux Elite also provide exceptional absorbency of 5.4 litres /m2.
INTRAlux Elite is made from 100% Econyl fibre. These regenerated nylon fibres are made from old fishing nets, carpets and industrial plastic. These get cleaned and processed back into new nylon yarn.
It can be recycled and remoulded again and again making it a highly sustainable product – perfect for this BREEAM Excellent rated building with sustainability at its heart.
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