Westpac Institutional Bank

Environmental Distinction

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) is the division of leading Australian bank Westpac that services the financial needs of corporate, institutional and government clients. Located in the heart of the City, its slick, light-filled new London premises were designed by HLW International and feature a host of Bisley steel storage products.

A key aim of the project was to reflect Westpac’s environmentally-conscious
credentials. As a result, the workplace is one of a pair to achieve a gold
Ska Rating, the first time schemes in London have achieved this prestigious
award. Co-ordinated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the
Ska Rating is a rigorous assessment process that helps organisations to achieve more sustainable fit-outs.

As part of the Ska process, HLW International carried out an extensive research exercise to source furniture that met Ska requirements while also fitting in aesthetically with the stylish workplace scheme. The Ska process examines issues such as lifecycle impact and use of recycled content, where Bisley products score highly. This led to the decision to specify Bisley LateralFile™ system, as it is manufactured locally in the UK and enjoys a long lifespan with its high quality build and finish. LateralFile’s timeless style also means that it will never look dated.

Among products chosen for the scheme were white LateralFile™ tambour units in special 31.5" and 39.4" widths, plus bespoke 87" tall cupboards used for wall storage. These offer the flexibility of standardised filing cabinets yet are integrated into the walls.

Location
City of London
Criteria
Environmental Credentials
Categories
Side Opening Tambours , Two Door Cupboards
Sector
Finance and Insurance
Documents
WestPac