The Arc, Hammersmith – Office Fit Out (for ISG)
The Ralph Erskine designed office building close to Hammersmith Station is one of the capital’s most distinctive office blocks – with a structure reminiscent of the Biblical Noah’s Ark. The initial phase one project comprised the fit out of 98,000 sq ft over five floors, to a mix of open plan and cellular office space, meeting rooms and tea points. Designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Architect and their sister company Veretec. The project also included the construction of a boardroom and confer-ence suite on level 8, staff restaurant/cafe on level 7 and kitchen facilities in the basement. The remaining four floors were fitted out over a further two phases, consisting of a mix of open plan and cellular office space, meeting rooms, tea points and an enhanced staff restaurant facility on level 9. The building achieved a RICS Ska Silver rating for sustainability, thanks to the introduction of a series of innovative technologies and initiatives.
Calanpoint works included all the general and specialist joinery, the complete fit out of the tea points, all cabinetry, worktops, splashbacks, as well as the adjacent banquette seating with slatted timber screens; Copy point cabinetry, worktops, signage and pinboards; spray lacquered and fabric feature walls within the restaurant; acoustic fabric wall panelling within meeting rooms; core area doors, frames, architraves and skirting; all feature joinery to the level 8 boardroom reception including curved banquette seating, walnut storage unit, slatted timber AV screen and slatted timber cladding to the security room.