In 2001 Barclays moved its head office to Canary Wharf – a momentous move after having been based in Lombard Street for 315 years! The move was seen as a chance to promote cultural change with 5000 staff from across multiple locations working in a state-of-the-art building in central London.
Barclay employees were notified of the move on Sept 5th 2001, six days before the notorious 9/11 attacks, after which the plans for the 50 storey building quickly changed to 31. The new office opened in 2005 and since then small refurbishments and improvements have been made to the impressive building on a rolling programme. Having worked with architects Perkins and Will, an established, trusted washroom partner, on a few projects such as 99 Bishops Gate, 7 Westferry Circus and Citibank WC refurbishment, we were pleased to work with them again to fulfil the customers’ requirements for the washrooms specification on this project. The contractors on this project were Rox Interiors.
With 10 floors of large washrooms, Barclays needed robust products that would last well and meet the high expectations of the discerning
financial client. With our expertise in bespoke design, we were able to create products to meet their vanity design requirements exactly.
We supplied matching taps and soap dispensers with the products supplied on a just-in-time basis for phased works.
BLUE: PANEL MOUNTED ELECTRONIC INFRARED TAP – LONG SERIES DBL425S-2
This touch-free tap is excellent for hygiene requirements as it prevents cross contamination. It is available in finishes such as polished, brushed chrome or plated brass to enhance any washroom design. This product is listed on the Government’s Water Technology List (WTL) as part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme. This allows businesses purchasing this product to benefit from 100% first year capital allowances on this expenditure.
ELEMENTS: STAINLESS STEEL VERTICAL SOAP DISPENSER – BC923
A quality stainless steel construction that is available in either a satin or polished finish, this dispenser is ideal for confined spaces, for example between a basin and mirror.
Designed for heavy traffic yet prestigious environments, superior quality and timeless design, this tap is a solid brass construction with brushed nickel plating. The multifeed soap system minimises the need for top-ups by feeding soap from a hidden bulk container via a flexible tube to up to six dispensers.
ELEMENTS: BEHIND-MIRROR PAPER TOWEL DISPENSER BC9288BM
Designed to be fitted behind a fixed mirror or panel, this high-quality stainless steel dispenser is ideal for classy washroom designs. This product comes with an optional base plate system that allows you to interchange easily with our BC2003 hand dryer should your requirements change in the future.