The extensive reception and showroom area at Tetrosyl’s recently opened headquarters in Rochdale is using ‘Forma’ column casings from Encasement, which incorporate a unique ‘aerofoil’ contour to conceal the building’s structural columns while adding to the high performance interior design theme.
Tetrosyl, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of car care products and the company behind a range of well known brands, including T-Cut, CarPlan and Carlube, has spent £3 million transforming the eight-storey former tax office building into its new HQ following after relocating from Bury.
An important part of the extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the city centre building, was the creation of the spacious new reception foyer, which not only presents Tetrosyl’s business to UK and international visitors, but also showcases the company’s key products and its long involvement with motorsport.
As the entrance foyer design needed to accommodate a number of existing concrete structural columns, Tetrosyl chose to turn them into a feature of the new interior by using elliptical aerofoil shaped casings from Encasement, which are manufactured from 3mm thick brushed aluminium.
In total, eight column casings from Encasement’s Forma range, were designed, manufactured and installed by the company, which measure 590mm wide by 1,575mm long and range in height from 3 metres at the rear of the reception area, up to 5 metres at the front where they flank the main entrance doors.
To accommodate the differing heights and locations, the column casings were manufactured using slightly different profiles, so that they didn’t occupy useful floor area unnecessarily. In addition, three of the casings incorporated a stepped design, to allow for a change in ceiling height.
Encasement’ s Managing Director, Martin Taylor, commented: “During our 10 year history we have been involved and a diverse range of prestige projects and Tetrosyl’ s HQ is one of the most striking, as it demonstrates how a unique column casing design can not only provide a practical solution for covering structural supports, but also add to the quality of the finished interior.”
A gallery of project images can be viewed here.