Here East, the business innovation development in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (previously the media centre during the London Olympic games and created as part of the legacy), approached Integrated Doorsets when their supplier Leaderflush Shapland went into administration mid-way through installation. The brief was to keep the demanding schedule on track, whilst not compromising the rigorous specification requirements of the project.
Our approach to the project involved migrating key individuals from Leaderflush Shapland to Integrated Doorsets. The transitioning of intellectual property over to Integrated Doorsets also helped to ensure continuity.
A large amount of planning was required to maintain the demanding aesthetic and performance standards using consistent materials and manufacturing standards.
The doorsets were painted using a vibrant palette to compliment the surroundings within the building. These aesthetics were matched with up to 60 minutes fire resistance and 40 RwdB acoustic technical performance. In addition, white powder coated hinges helped to provide a cost effective solution for blending door frame and ironmongery into the wall on the riser doors.
Wide architraves helped to make a statement about the doorsets and also clearly defined structural openings with the colour contrast requirements under the Equality Act.
During build, lead times were reduced which was a key contribution to the successful build and installation. A high standard of protection was required to apply to the doorsets prior to delivery, to ensure the quality of the finished product was not compromised during transport and installation.
“Our client is delighted with the quality of the finished doorsets. Communication has been exceptionally good with the orders arriving as scheduled, grouped and clearly identified in accordance with our locational requirements, which has greatly assisted the speed of installation on site. Your team have worked proactively with MJ Hilson and various members of the LOR team to significantly reduce the impact following the demise of Leaderflush.”
Nick Featherston – Laing O’Rourke
Good communication was a key factor to delivering this successful build and installation programme.