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Reusable glass partitions help Mazars build a sustainable office for the future

Mazars recently completed the fit-out of their new office space at 30 Old Bailey in London. This open and airy office has been designed with hybrid working in mind, offering employees a flexible workspace. Working in collaboration with main contractor BW Interiors and architects HLW International, we created a dynamic working environment that empowers Mazars’ teams to take control of how they work. Our glass partition and door systems create an open plan feel to the space whilst maintaining an aspect of privacy throughout.

30 Old Bailey, London

HLW International

BW Interiors

Reuse Service comes into its own at Mazars

Building a sustainable office space was crucial for this leading international audit, tax, and advisory firm. They wanted to create a space that had as little impact on the environment as possible, whilst still delivering a high-performing workspace. With this in mind, Mazars chose to take advantage of our Reuse Service. This initiative supports our clients whilst giving us full control over the lifecycle of our products. This inspiring project consisted of a combination of both new and reused glass partitioning systems. We were able to take Revolution 100 glazed partitions and Edge Symmetry doors from a previous project in the building. By reusing 60% of the existing products across Mazars’ new office, we seamlessly reintroduced them back into the supply chain whilst meeting their bespoke design needs. Reusing both of these outstanding acoustically rated products also ensured we were able to maintain acoustic performance throughout the design. The modular nature of our systems meant we could quickly and easily relocate our products from project to project.

Minimising material use

During the takedown, we also managed to save on average 60% of all the track work. This achievement enabled us to further enhance the environmental performance of the fit-out. With only very minor blemishes, we made slight touch-ups to the framework without the need for re-powder coating. This not only kept lead times to a minimum but also eliminated any emissions associated with re-manufacture. Both Mazars and ourselves are focused on minimising material resource use to reduce the impact on the environment around us. It’s for this reason the Reuse service provided the ideal solution for this innovative project.

Reducing our environmental impact

By reducing the material manufacturing stage from the process, the Reuse Service also inherently minimized the level of associated greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing the overall environmental performance of Mazars fit out. In addition, by storing all the existing systems on-site we eliminated any carbon impact associated with transporting our products. Storing the systems on-site offered the additional benefit of reducing the chance of damage to the systems prior to re-install.

We are proud to say that 92% of the waste from this site was recycled using the innovative Recycling Bag we brought to site with all deliveries. All protection and packaging used during the fit-out were bagged and taken back to our manufacturing facility where it was reused or separated for the appropriate recycling. Our Building Information Modelling capabilities played a huge role in this project. As a result, the project exceeded expectations in the delivery of creative and sustainable solutions.

Working with us

Looking back over the project, Senior Project Manager, Alex Smith from BW Interiors commented: 

“We never have any issues with Optima, they are a pleasure to work with.  The whole team was very organised on-site and worked seamlessly alongside us, making the project such a success. Special mention goes to Site Supervisor, Steve Boakye, who did an excellent job throughout the fit-out”. 

A word from our team

“We enjoyed working closely with Design Manager, Ruby Taylor from BW to bring her inspiring design to life. This was a fantastic project to work on, especially as we could utilise our new Reuse Service. We were able to reuse over 60% of the existing glass partitions and door systems, offering Mazars a fantastic sustainable, cost-saving solution”. Federico Avanzi, Project Manager

I and the whole installations team embraced the challenge of working on this unique project for Mazars. It provided a great opportunity for us to build our skill set and develop how we work on site. I’m very pleased with how my first reuse project went and I’m looking forward to working on many more in the future”. Steve Boakye, Site Supervisor

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