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Standard Life Investments

Revitalisation of an important riverside site

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. They manage on average around £250 billion on behalf of clients worldwide and their investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies. It was their keen eye for property that saw them purchase Bourne House, a prestige office location by the river Thames near Staines. In partnership with London practice Campbell Architects, they set about a high-end refurbishment.

A black-out solution for full height windows

One of the existing features of the original development was the floor to ceiling windows, which were retained during the refurbishment. Standard Life Investments’ instruction was to provide a black-out solution to all the windows on site. Campbell Architects, working with their contractor Charter Construction, gave Stansons the brief.

The Stansons Solution

Right from the start Stansons were able to provide consultancy during the specifying process and through to design, installation and aftercare. Stansons proposal was to utilise Armour HD blinds with a black out fabric. The full-height window roller blinds were chain operated and were supplied with a 12 year warranty. Other smaller windows feature Armour HD roller blinds in a headbox cassette with side channels and light exclusion brushes. Again all units were supplied with a 12 year warranty. Despite a season of extreme weather, including the Thames flooding, the contractor and Stansons delivered the job without delay.

An all weather black-out solution

At just over 26,000 square feet, the site was completed on time, on budget and ready for the new clients to move in. An achievement, given that the area suffered the worst flooding in a decade.