Making Ambitious Concepts A Reality

100 Bishopsgate, London EC2P 2SR

Client:

100 Bishopsgate

Project Address:

100 Bishopsgate, London EC2P 2SR

Category:

Suspended Ceilings

Architect:

Sheppard Robson

Main Contractor:

ISG

Value:

£4.23m

100 Bishopsgate, near London Liverpool Street, is the London HQ of a well-known, international firm. The building comprises a blend of cellular office floors with specialist hubs and breakout spaces.

Chosen by main contractor ISG, we were asked to install a variety of suspended ceilings in the building. These included plasterboard ceilings with integrated specialist lighting, through to metal SAS planks in the perimeter offices. Specialist spaces were installed with timber slats split into irregular, angled shapes that were formed by bespoke, inverted troughs.

Other highlights of the project included the auditorium. For this space, we created a ceiling from irregular metal panels to achieve a Union Jack shape. In client meeting rooms and conference spaces, we installed a variety of bespoke profiles that housed the services with fabric panels.

Integra took a very proactive approach to the project, which was managed by Terry Connell and completed within the agreed timescale of 45 weeks. For example, we improved a variety of products to better suit the design, such as by raking inverted troughs to timber slat ceilings. We were particularly proud to meet the project deadline, especially as we faced logistical hurdles because of COVID-19. These included rigorous social distancing and one-way access routes.

Sarah Laurisch, Associate for Sheppard Robson Architects LLP, was impressed by the way Integra brought the plans to life. “Having Integra as part of the contractor team worked well,” she said, “and we very much appreciate their proactive ‘can do’ approach to the abundance of RCP details on the project – that, and Terry’s patience on site, meant our vision could be realised.”

Aleksandrina Rizova, Design Manager at ISG, also had praise for our work. She said: “Integra were extremely hands-on and delivered numerous mock-ups in order to resolve tricky details. It was a joy to be able to work with such a professional and friendly team – they were creative, practical and easy to work with.”

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