NEW OFFICE DEVELOPMENT IN HEART OF GLASGOW GIVES BURLINGTON A GREAT RECEPTION
Architects at the Building Design Partnership have specified Burlington’s Brandy Crag natural stone flooring and vanity units within Atlantic Quay - a prestigious new office development located within the heart of Glasgow and which today represents one of the city’s fastest rising business quarters.
In addition to Burlington’s Brandy Crag stone adorning the floor of the reception and atrium base of the eight-storey office facility - one of six buildings masterminded by developers Wilson Bowden that make up Atlantic Quay - the same material also features externally as paving. “In order to add continuity to the use of Burlington’s natural stone flooring within the reception area, we also deployed it externally using a combination of paving, treads and copings to create a stepped and ramped entrance to the building from the pavement,” states Building Design Partnership’s, Graham McClements.
Within the reception area and atrium base, the Brandy Crag stone not only features a honed finish, it has been laid as 300mm wide by 12mm thick tiles supplied in random lengths to increase the natural look of the floor space. Leading off from the reception and atrium, the tiles have also been inset with low-voltage feature lighting. Externally, and to provide improved anti-slip properties, the paving has been specified with a flamed finish. Installation was carried out by specialist tiling contractors, A de Cecco on behalf of main contractors,Balfour Beatty.
Also featured within the male and female toilets of the 76,000 sq ft office building - designed using contemporary materials and finishes to meet the exacting needs of today’s modern occupiers - the Brandy Crag honed natural stone is in situ as vanity units fitted with under slung wash hand basins.
Commenting on the specification of the Brandy Crag Stone, Graham McClements added: “It was the ideal material for this particular office development within Atlantic Quay as it is not only high quality, its aesthetic properties enabled us to create a contemporary feel without loosing the feeling of warmth that this particular stone exudes. Furthermore, it is a cost-effective option compared to many other natural stones, and having specified it previously, we know that its technical properties make it resistant to wear over the design life of a building.”