This back-to-frame Grade A office refurbishment in mid-town London features three bold horizontal stripes of entrance matting to make a striking first impression on visitors.
Originally built in 1988, Five.Norwich Street has undergone a complete refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards.
One of the key challenges facing Ian McArdle Architects in this project was to create a better arrival experience.
To do this they have completely remodelled the ground floor reception area using contemporary signage, stone elements and floor-to-ceiling glazing.
A strong linear aesthetic is inherent throughout the space.
Simple stone, metal, and glass elements are complemented by coffered ceiling panels and large rectangles of recessed downlighting.
A six-metre-wide timber desk and three blocks of INTRAform DM entrance matting with anthracite fibre then punctuate this natural palette.
From the sliding doors to the split-level floor, to the inset blocks of entrance matting, all elements within this refurbished reception work harmoniously to enhance the strong linear aesthetic.
Three wide stripes of entrance matting provide a tough and durable design-led entrance matting solution.
Each block of matting is four planks deep and nearly 4 metres wide. This provides a sufficient area of matting to meet regulations and best practice guidelines.
The simple aluminium milled finish matches the metal columns in the reception space and the extra-wide fibre inserts minimise strobing which can be an issue when specifying contrasting fibre and wiper bars.
The double-width fibre inserts also provide superior dirt and moisture absorption and retention. While the use of the dark-coloured INTRAlux Linear anthracite fibre hides soiling and provides a strong visual contrast to the stone floor.
Our heavy-duty INTRAform DM entrance matting system enhances the building’s design. While the 10-year warranty ensures the clean lines and internal floor coverings remain pristine for many years to come.
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