The refurbishment of the main staff restaurant within the Reading headquarters of BG Group has included the specification of three large diameter, bespoke column casings and some 40 matching wall panels, all supplied by encasement specialist, Pendock.
The work within the ground floor eatery has been carried out by Middlesex based W. & L. Interiors, and this was done over strict weekend phases as the restaurant was always live, Monday through to Friday, which sourced the trio of 12mm gauge laminated wood casings and matching wall panels to satisfy the stringent interior design specifications. The column casings were delivered as pre-shaped ovoid half panels, with male and female edge joints to facilitate site assembly; circumferential to the building’s structural stanchions. In accordance with the striking design statement for the restaurant, both the columns and the wall panels display the strong horizontal striping of the Formica Ashen Ribbonwood. The panels were mainly produced in 2500 mm lengths and three heights to cover the wall in a staggered pattern, while each column rises 2645 mm in height to the underside of the suspended ceiling.
As a specialist fit-out contractor working across several sectors in the London region and the business corridor to the west, W. & L. is fully familiar with Pendock’s capabilities. Dean West, who supervised the project for W. & L. confirmed: “This was a very prestigious project for BG Group where a wall cladding and column finish were specified and actually Pendock is the first name that comes up when anyone considers column casings. It was a nice opportunity to work with the company and everything was installed to the client’s satisfaction.”
As is its normal practice, Pendock carried out a full site survey and provided W. & L. Interiors with a detailed quotation – including specifications with drawings – prior to beginning fabrication. Pendock’s own highly experienced team of operatives worked in coordination with the main contractor to carry out the installation quickly and safely, while avoiding any disruption to the other fit-out contractors.