Bringing high-quality, flexible, secure storage to a fast-paced professional environment
One of the largest asset management companies in Europe with over 200 years of history. This client has a strong heritage, but remains committed to adaptability, which has allowed them to flourish over time. Since 2016, we have worked with this asset investment company delivering large scale projects to two office locations in London and one in West Sussex. We have also supplied our BLF range to their offices in Hong Kong. In 2018, they moved to a new purpose-built building in central London to accommodate their 2,400 London based staff.
The client wanted to create a space that reflected their brand – whose key messages are heritage, quality, integrity and thinking ahead. The overall experience of this workplace had to be seamless, modern and of the highest quality without appearing excessive or extravagant. The flexibility of our BLF range allowed us to achieve various configurations of office storage, while maintaining the streamlined look they required. Our strong relationships with lock manufacturers helped us deliver a state-ofthe-art RFID smart locking solution for staff lockers, office spaces, changing rooms and the on-site gym. The locking system integrated with staff access cards and eliminated the need for physical keys, allowing the facilities management team to keep track of locker usage and data reporting.
We worked alongside the client’s project team and architect to utilise our Lateralfile (BLF) range, with some adaptions to meet the scheme’s requirements. Mixed with Oak veneer tops and shrouds, we created islands of BLF storage to act as team dividers, but also as areas for touchdown seating and informal meetings.
It was important to the client that the storage and lockers created flexibility for their staff, giving them personal storage space alongside the standard office storage. The RFID smart locking was also crucial in allowing staff flexibility of locker usage. One card allowed staff use of a personal office locker, an allocated changing locker (for cyclists and runners) and a free use locker in the gym at the same time. RFID smart locks were chosen to assist the client in managing the locker usage data, allocation of lockers and day-today maintenance. Multifunctional areas that incorporated storage, touchdown seating and informal meetings were important, as well as making the storage attractive and functional.
The flexibility of our LateralFile range meant we could work with the client to adapt the range to suit their requirements and aesthetic style, allowing us to showcase the quality with: double skin doors, soft close hinges, picture frame fronts, hand finished corners and finger-print free textured finishes. Our design team worked with the client project team to understand the brief and jointly develop storage tailored to their requirements. Bisley offered a full service of design, procurement, manufacture, delivery, installation and after sales care. Project management was key in delivering and installing 13 floors of storage and lockers. The project was managed in house by a dedicated Bisley team delivering this multi phased project over 8 weeks.