Contemporary Commercial Office Conversion

Marketing agency, SLG, planted its roots in Manchester in 1980, occupying the iconic John Swift fruit merchant’s building which had sadly been left derelict.

The agency’s three founding partners restored the building, but more recently undertook a complete renovation and style makeover.

The agency needed an efficient and effective heating system for its open-plan design that worked with the configuration of furniture and meeting rooms as well as being sympathetic to the historic features of the building.

Our InstaCoustic underfloor heating system was installed as the perfect solution for the agency’s modern open-plan layout. The benefits of using the InstaCoustic system was that noise transfer between floors was greatly reduced. Using underfloor heating enabled the interior designers to be able to remove 15 existing radiators and then to create a unique ‘glass box’ boardroom in the middle of the floor which couldn’t otherwise be effectively heated with traditional radiators.

The building has a lot of glass windows and has a lot of solar gain at one end of the building and none at the other so huge fluctuations in temperature during the day.  Being able to control the underfloor heating by zoned smart controls gave the perfect solution for the management of the temperature across the whole open plan office and also in the boardroom.

Overall, by using the InstaCoustic underfloor heating system helped the design team to provide a stylish contemporary and functional office space.

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