One Pancras Square is an eight storey ‘Grade A’ commercial office development in the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration scheme. The building is also referred to as ‘Gridiron’ due to the 396 cast-iron supporting columns about the perimeter. The 55,120 sq. ft. of space is occupied by a variety of tenants including fashion house Louis Vuitton. The building has been awarded a BREAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and has recently won the 2014 New London Architecture Award‘s Office Building category.
Argent, the developers, sought a sustainable, energy efficient building which injected visual dynamism into the King’s Cross landscape.
SAS International proposed their active chilled beam Integrated Service Modules (ISMs) which enable free cooling, significantly enhancing energy efficiency. SAS ISMs incorporate lighting, cooling, ventilation, sprinklers, sensors, smoke detectors and other services into a single performance module.
SAS were able to meet the client’s architectural and performance requirements within a set budget, demonstrating this with a full environmental mock up at their test facilities in Reading.
The modules offered significant aesthetic appeal too as they help create an airy, expansive sense of space conducive to an engaging and creative working environment. This dynamic office concept appealed to fashion house Louis Vuitton, as did the direct St. Pancras connection to Paris.
SAS International’s metal ceilings were also used throughout the building’s core. The circulation flow was carefully considered to integrate all services behind the ceiling tiles, connecting with the chilled beams.
The complete ceiling contains a combination of SAS200, SAS205 and SAS330. SAS International’s integrated mix of systems within the ceiling has a concealed grid, seamlessly blending them together with no obvious joins.
Aesthetically, using one company to fulfil the building’s ceiling and ISM requirements ensured the building looks complete. The colours are perfectly matched and everything works in harmony.
Argent Group PLC
David Chipperfield Architects
BAM Construct UK Ltd
SAS Project Management
SAS200, SAS205, SAS330, Integrated Service Modules | ISM
SAS200 is one of the most adaptable systems available from SAS International, ideal for bespoke applications. Modules can be manufactured in a variety of ways depending on application.
SAS205 is a development of SAS200, designed specifically for corridor applications. The system is supported at the perimeters, up to a maximum width of 3000mm.
SAS330 forms part of our premium offering with a host of value-added design elements. A profile suspended ceiling, the system is available in a tartan or linear grid form, suitable for any building module.