Bronze anodised INTRAform entrance matting adds prestige to the entrance of Credit Suisse at One Cabot Square.

Home to the international banking giant since its completion in 1991, the postmodernist building has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.

Great lengths

To maintain a safe, clean entrance befitting this renowned institution, the entrance matting system runs the length of the lobby.

Encompassing three revolving doors and pass doors, the matting measures 35m across and 3.5m deep at the widest point.

These generous proportions exceed all recommended standards for entrance matting to minimise both slip hazards and wear to the interiors.

Design alignment

Design-wise, the matting aligns perfectly with the slatted feature wall and ceiling overhead. This seamless aesthetic envelops visitors in bronze and wood tones as they enter, to bring a sense of warmth to this vast lobby space.

To minimise visual disturbance, the primary entrance mat combines bronze profiles with INTRAlux Elite polyamide fibre inserts in Grey 606.

This high-performance fibre, made from 100% Econyl regenerated nylon, provides 92,990 tufts and 5.4 litres of absorption per square metre.

The thick, luxurious pile weight for underfoot comfort and class 33 wear rating, make INTRAlux Elite a popular choice.

Zonal system

The bronze profiles continue into the three revolving doors. Here, the fibre is combined with ribbed rubber inserts to maximise the removal of dirt and grit. This ensures minimal ingress onto the primary internal matting, where remaining moisture can be fully absorbed.

This two-stage zonal approach ensures dirt and moisture is removed and retained on even the most inclement days.

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System:
INTRAform
Specification:
Bronze anodisedfinish with combination of INTRAlux Elite 606 polyamide fibre and ribbed rubber inserts
Location:
Canary Wharf, London
Architect:
tp bennett