Where has the first half of the year gone?
It’s been a busy six months at INTRAsystems, so we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on some of the great projects we’ve worked on recently. From large scale office installations to restaurants and cinemas, we asked the team about their favourite installations and why.
Ben Askew – Specification Consultant
200 Grays Inn Road by Conran + Partners
|“The matting design creates a real statement and from a technical perspective the design is optimised for maximum dirt removal to keep the reception in its stunning condition.
INTRAflex XT is a really versatile product which enabled us to come up with a highly effective design for the project.”
|Built for ITN in 1990 as its headquarters and broadcasting hub, 200 Grays Inn Road now provides high quality office and TV studio space for multiple tenants.
The architect wanted to enhance the space with a high impact reception design that wouldn’t compromise on function.
|Working with Conran + Partners (appointed as architects for Cat B works within the ground floor reception & café area), INTRAflex XT was used to create a bespoke entrance matting system that provides superior dirt and moisture absorption.
The design works in harmony with the overall look and feel of the reception area with the graduating inserts echoing the stairs and reception desk beyond.
Find out more about the 200 Grays Inn Road project.
Melanie Finlay – Customer Relations Executive
24-25 Grosvenor Street by Mace
|“The spots and stripes are such a fun combination! Even though they’re small, the two entrances make such design statements. The precise manufacture and installation create a clean, sharp finish that exudes class.”
|Located in the heart of one of Mayfair’s most prestigious commercial streets, 24-25 Grosvenor Street is a multi-occupied office building.
With two entrances, each providing only a small area to work with, the contractor needed a high-quality design solution that would befit its location, whilst also providing superior performance.
|Two totally bespoke entrance designs were created using INTRAdisc and INTRAform Double Module cut into stone.
Full case study and image gallery coming soon.
Edwin Snow – Business Development Executive
Nando’s Warrington by FUSION Design and Architecture
|“This was the first install of our new INTRAshape product and it’s great to see how FUSION has used it to transform the small space.
Each Nando’s restaurant has its own unique and vibrant design so INTRAshape was the perfect choice.”
|As part of Nando’s continuing cycle of restaurant refurbishments, the Warrington restaurant reopened its doors to show off a range of unique design features, original South African art and its signature blend of colour and pattern.
With such a small area, the team needed an entrance mat that would provide exceptional performance without compromising their multi-pattern design aesthetic.
|Using the INTRAshape hexagon tile, combined with anthracite and black fibre, FUSION Design and Architecture has created a high impact design that sits perfectly with the restaurant’s unique décor.
Find out more about the Nando’s Warrington project.
Robert Farrant – Specification Consultant
One Drummond Gate by James Andrew International
|“It’s so difficult picking just one!
At One Drummond Gate the basic INTRAshape rectangle with black fibre compliments the reception design beautifully.
Just by replacing the entrance matting they’ve totally transformed the space.”
|One Drummond Gate is a 100,000 sq ft office building, offering bright, open plan accommodation and great views across central London.
The building needed to replace its worn entrance matting to ensure a safe, clean building and create a good first impression on visitors and tenants.
|Following a site visit, the team installed INTRAshape XS rectangle tiles with black INTRAlux Select fibre to echo the reception’s statement wall cladding.
The continuity of design makes for a striking first impression.
Find out more about the One Drummond Gate project.
Lydia Beesley – Customer Relations Executive
Odeon Leicester Square by Ellis Williams Architects
|“The multiple colours used in the matting blend so perfectly with the art deco feel of the building and I love the way the matting continues the chevron pattern of the wooden flooring.
It was great to work with the architects to bring this exciting design to life.”
|The 11-month refurbishment of Odeon Luxe Leicester Square successfully blended the glamour of the original art deco building with modern innovative cinema technology.
With smooth marble flooring and high levels of multi-directional traffic, the entrance matting needed to provide maximum dirt and moisture absorption without compromising the heritage aesthetic.
|To sit alongside the chevron wooden parquet, marble and gilt interior, Ellis Williams Architects specified bronze anodised INTRAform Low Profile with graduating tones of grey and blue INTRAlux Elite fibre to create a stunning art deco design.
Find out more about the Odeon Leicester Square project.
Quintin Maartens – Sales Executive
The Bower, 207-211 Old Street by AHHM
|“I really like the simplicity of the design. The rubber inserts perfectly align with the flooring beyond to underpin the linear aesthetic.”
|Located at the heart of London, The Bower is home to modern office space, vibrant restaurants, and multiple retail spaces.
Our Specification Consultants worked with the client and architect to specify a system that would meet the needs of building and perform under heavy footfall whilst ensuring a crisp linear aesthetic.
|INTRAflex XT with a black anodised finish and black fibre inserts provides a clean base visual. Incorporating multiple narrow strips of rubber provides continuity between the entrance mat and the flooring beyond whilst simultaneously removing more dirt and grit to increase performance.
Find out more about The Bower project.
Marcin Szreter – Production Manager
112-116 Old Street by GPAD London Ltd.
|“The contrast between the red matting and the white flooring creates such an impact.
With so many modules set into the flooring, it was a tricky installation and the finish really is superb.”
|Formerly home to the Margolin Gramophone Factory, 112 Old Street was fully redeveloped to provide 27,000sq ft office space.
Architects wanted to create a space that would attract ambitious start-ups and established corporates alike, using a clever design inspired by the building’s origins.
|A totally bespoke system using individually sized modules of INTRAflex XT were specified create a completely unique entrance mat design that helped bring the architect’s vision to life without compromising on functionality.
Find out more about the 112-116 Old Street project.
INTRAsystems continually strives to innovate, providing entrance matting solutions that meet the complex needs of our clients. Working closely with architects, we use a design-based approach to product development; providing bespoke solutions to realise your creative vision whilst maintaining rigorous performance and sustainability standards.
To specify entrance matting that meets the needs and demands of your next project without compromising on design, contact the team today.
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