78 St James’s Street

Victoria Square, Woking

280 Bishopsgate

Finsbury Tower

BSkyB Meeting Centre (Isleworth)

Contractor: Lend Lease

Client: Stanhope/BSkyB

Value: £250k

Architect: Amanda Levete Architects

Construction of an office building is far more than the physical aspect of walls, floors and ceilings. With the BSkyB Meeting Centre – also known as The Hub – there was a real desire to ensure environmental concerns were considered, and to make a stunning working environment for all those working within. Lucas was called upon by the main contractor Lend Lease to bring its particular expertise to much of the fit out work in toilets, and the paint finishes.

Situated in the Osterley area of West London, the building has been designed to promote open plan working in a warehouse style. This building sits alongside the broadcasting giant’s new headquarters and main television studios. The building has over 7,000m2 of floor space spread over three floors and houses offices, a restaurant, conference suites, shower and changing rooms.

On the painting side, not only did Lucas provide the expert application squad and equipment, it has also supplied specialist water based paint from the MSP range. Muralplast MSP (Multi Surface Paint) can be used on surfaces not usually able to take a coating without specialist extensive pre-treatment and priming. This includes plastics, glass and galvanised surfaces.

For this particular project, the Lucas MSP coating has been used on all the galvanised metalwork in the exposed ceiling areas of the building allowing an ‘industrial’ theme to be incorporated into the internal design. MSP has the added advantage of not requiring a priming coat for any of the surfaces ... speeding up installation work with no detriment to the finished appearance.

Once again, the extremely high quality of the Lucas product range combined with the attention to detail afforded by the fit out and painting teams have ensured that the desired level of finish has been achieved for this prestigious building and has lead to Lucas carrying out further projects for BSkyB at their Osterley campus.