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Metro Building, London W6

The Metro Building is a flagship Category A office space in the heart of Hammersmith, an area long favoured by international corporate titans. GE, L’Oreal, Sony, and even Disney all have a presence in this prestigious district – attracted by its close proximity to Central London and excellent transport links to the rest of the country.

Thirdway Interiors worked with Integra to deliver a finished result that is truly stunning, a perfect fusion of form and function. The icing on the cake? The main works were completed on time and on budget. Even when the scope of the project was increased while works were already in progress, Integra’s fearless team were able to adapt to meet the increased demand.

Summary:   This Cat A fit out of the 3rd floor Metro Building, London W6 was completed on time and on budget. The raw clay ceiling is complemented by the industrial-themed design of the lighting and ventilation. The scope of this project included stripping out all services to an existing partly-cellularised office space and the full design installation of new exposed services in an open-plan arrangement. The toilets and shower facilities were also completely refurbished to complete this stunning transformation.

Size - 12,000 ft2
Duration - 12 Weeks
Location - London
Sector - Office
Challenges:

The key challenge was to provide an M&E design that would complement the architect’s concept to provide a Cat A scheme that would attract high-profile tenants in this prestigious location.  Projects with exposed services such as this one require a very high level of coordination between teams.

The rugged, highly functional aesthetics of the finished work leave nothing to chance. With air conditioning, ventilation, and electrical services fully visible, it is an unforgiving yet highly rewarding task to complete.

Solutions:

The planning and design phase of this project was given particular emphasis to ensure the perfect co-ordination of all services

Fully exposed galvanised containment systems were installed to support the cabling. Contemporary suspended LED downlight/uplight fittings were utilised.

Floor-standing air conditioning fan coil units were situated around the perimeter and enclosed with a mesh surround.

The toilet and shower areas were completely refitted to bring them up to modern standards and to compliment the overall theme.

Services:
  • Thirdway is delighted with the project, building on the increasingly strong working partnership together with Integra that has lead to the scope of the project increasing.
  • Thirdways’ client is delighted with their on-trend (exposed services) space
  • The brief was fulfilled in terms of aesthetics realising the architects vision delivering a modern, highly lettable space
  • Key KPIs for design aesthetics and costs met.
‘Well done, It looks absolutely fantastic’
Design Director
Thirdway
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