Quadro Freestanding Glass Offices - Beatson Institute (103)
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research - Glasgow
At The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, they carry out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding key aspects of cancer cell behaviour.
Aerofoil Design were contacted by the Facilities Manager when they wanted to create three new offices in an open plan area between their two glass atria. As it is possible that the area might have to revert to open plan use in the future, it was determined that a flexible solution should be sought.
We obtained details of the floorplan, and created some conceptual CAD designs to see how the Quadro system would work. Through a constant feedback and redesign process, a workable design was created and a quotation prepared. We then flew to Scotland to meet the Beatson Institute Management team, to fine tune details and to survey the area. Everything was then finalise and an order placed.
It was important that the Quadro system matched the partitioned offices in other areas of the building, so the sliding glass doors were fitted with optional D handles which were very close in style to the existing ones, with a locking system, and the aluminium profiles were fnished in silver to match the partitions. Even the manifestations were measured, so that they could be replicated on the new glass.
Side View of Quadro Office Systems
As Quadro is classed as furniture, there is no requirement for planning permission or building regulations approval, so offices and meeting rooms can be created very quickly. Should requirements change, the glass panels can be removed, or changed for solid panels, and generally reconfigured as necessary.
Despite the installation site being 450 miles from us, the Quadro offices were delivered and installed over two days, by AJ and one of the fitters from the factory.
Acoustic Ceiling fitted in Quadro Partitioned Offices
The Quadro freestanding office system is incredibly flexible in its' nature, allowing offices and meeting rooms to be created in large open spaces, or in between the glass atrium as shown here.
If circumstances change, they can be dismantled and re-used elsewhere, or amended to suit.
The system is strong enough to stand by itself, and it can be supplied with or without a ceiling. In this case, the offices were fitted with an acoustic ceiling with built in lighting and extraction, operated by the built in PIR system.