London Business School
The transformation of the iconic old Marylebone Town Hall into a major new facility for the London Business School was taken on by Sheppard Robson Architects. The project included the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Old Town Hall and Annexe Building and using the space between the two buildings to create a glass and steel structure.
This bold new design, made possible via a £125m fundraising campaign, was named in honour of the late Sammy Ofer KBE, a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Sammy Ofer Centre provides exceptional new facilities for the London Business School, with six lecture theatres, 32 seminar spaces, a library, offices and a student lounge as well as space for civic and political uses.
A building with such a heritage deserves the best entrance. Keeping the building in the best shape is the first step to creating a lasting impression on the visitors and students.
Enhancing the Building by Design
We are proud to have worked with the client to specify and install our flagship entrance matting system – INTRAflex XT – to prevent the ingress of dirt and moisture into the building. The aluminium system is black anodised to provide a simple, sophisticated aesthetic. INTRAflex XT as the name would suggest is a flexible system of aluminium planks and rubber connectors, suitable for heavy/extreme foot traffic.
We worked with the client to recommend a combination of inserts to create the most effective barrier to foot bourne dirt.
INTRAlux Elite in Black 608 is a perfect blend of performance and style. Within the revolving doors, this is combined with alternating Ribbed Rubber inserts to boost the performance of the matting and make it suitable for external application.
Together, the two inserts work to create a complete zonal entrance matting system to provide an effective barrier against dirt and moisture.