Gensler and ISG

London, UK


Kvadrat Acoustics solution comprising Soft Cells Broadline panels and Soft Cells Tracks upholstered with Casa in diverse meeting rooms and booths.

Photography Søren Kristensen

Like a glove

A Kvadrat Acoustics solution is plays a key role at the newly built headquarters of a leading financial institution in the heart of London. The acoustic solution is specified in diverse meeting rooms and booths to promote collaboration and wellbeing.

The acoustic solution is upholstered with Casa and specified on walls and ceilings. Critically, to ensure a seamless finish with the building's detailed radial corners, the design team carried out bespoke templating of the ceilings.

Furthermore, the Kvadrat Acoustics teams also liaised with the architects to ensure the timing of the installation was optimal for integration with advanced MEP systems.

Oliver Day, Project Manager ISG: "The brief was demanding in the details with our client and consultants' vision set firmly on best quality. In the planning, installation and execution, Kvadrat Acoustics did not disappoint. The design team carried out bespoke templating of our ceilings, which allowed the site team to excel in the quality of the installation. The end product meets our clients' expectations of an exceptional quality finish."

The building covers 8175 square meters, spans four floors, and brings together teams across the company. It meets the demand for a modern workplace and includes dedicated client spaces, a coffee bar, an employee dining area, and a fitness centre. In addition, it follows the firm's other recent new or renovated workplaces in Singapore, New York, Greenwich, Mumbai, and Hong Kong.