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Optima has completed a major contract for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms.
Incorporating some challenging engineering for the creation of a bespoke meeting area and a significant number of bespoke glazed partition solutions, Optima demonstrated how their systems could meet the challenging design brief.
The Walbrook Building
Scott Brownrigg Ltd
The interior of the insurance company’s 445,000 sq ft offices at the Walbrook Building has been designed by architects Scott Brownrigg and features a striking facetted and raked, oval meeting area on the ground floor called the Oculus.
With an imaginative and inspiring design scheme and a desire for clean, uncluttered aesthetics, Optima’s 117 Plus single glazed system and high performing Revolution 54 mullion-free double glazed partitioning featured in the impressive interior of this leading US insurance company.
‘The Oculus, an iconic centrepiece at the heart of the entrance of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, contains key meeting and conference spaces. Having supplied the elegant sloping glazed walls and door systems that form an ellipse in plan, Optima’s pro-active approach and their professionalism in assisting the design team throughout the project, ensured that the client was delighted with the end result,’ commented Renata Sa, Senior Interior Designer at Scott Brownrigg.
The complexity of the ground floor Oculus meeting room presented a number of engineering and installation challenges, with Optima working with fit-out specialist ISG Plc to develop a number of bespoke solutions that would enable the inclusion of 26 modules of Revolution 54 mullion-free raked double glazing with bespoke Vanceva interlayered blue glass.
With the installation now complete, Optima’s partitioning systems have created an effective and innovative working environment for the insurance company and its staff within an exciting new headquarters building that forms a striking City landmark.