Imperial we initially asked to get involved with this project as the ductwork installation would remain on show and the client wanted a ductwork contractor with previous experience of quality high level finishes.
The project involved both retail fit out areas and main Shell and Core construction with a different scope for both areas. The team worked very closely with the American client and Architect to look at designing specific systems that would provide an aesthetically pleasing system that would enhance the minimalistic features required within the scope.
Machinery used in the construction had to be changed to allow certain new parameters and design scope to be incorporated into the final products used. Imperial ensured that all materials were purchased for areas that would remain on show from one source and batch brought these to ensure that the same grade and colours of steel would be uniform throughout the manufacture and installations.
Dedicated brackets were manufactured and placed around minimal joints to give an impression that the ductwork systems were actually flouting and maintained a smooth flowing system when viewed from below.
Working within the constraints for the existing building meant that systems had to be designed against space availability and at times some of the systems had to have bespoke items manufactured to ensure that air flow could be maintained, especially with the limitations of roof space and main air handling plant.