2017 Construction Awards BUILD

BUILD / Construction Awards 9 , Best Steel Framed System Product: FORME Partitions Forme Partitions is a bespoke and flexible steel framed system, crafted on the border of Cornwall and Devon. We invited Ashley Collins to talk us through the services that the firm provides. push the boundaries and ask for a really complicated lattice design or artwork on the frames. With over 15 years experience delivering bespoke architectural metalwork the possibilities are endless.” Ultimately, Ashley discusses the future of the firm and shares with us an upcoming project, something the firm seems excited about, as well as some mention of expanding abroad. “Looking ahead, one of our next big projects on site is a mixed- use building on Mortimer Street: serviced offices, a restaurant and members club including gym all under one roof. Forme is currently manufacturing the office partitions with a very advanced access control specification and bespoke timber handles. We are also designing the glazing for the fitness room area and a bespoke decorative greenhouse for the restaurant. “Currently, we are working on some exciting tenders with the A&D sector including a roll out for the Pegasus retirement properties and the office of a popular dating app. Recent enquiries have included New York, Chicago, Dublin and Australia so we will see what Address: Design Studio: Eastcott Studio, St Dominick, Cornwall PL12 6TB Showroom: Parchment House, 13 Northburgh Street, London EX1V 0JP Enquiries: [email protected] 01579 350 258 Website: www.FormePartitions.co.uk comes of those. But we are focusing our efforts on sales and marketing in the UK for now.” Forme continue to take on select bespoke architectural metalwork commissions alongside the partitions projects. Inspired by the original industrial steel window designs of the 1920s, all Forme’s materials are sourced in the UK and brought together in local workshops. The firm’s system was developed after a bespoke commission for the HQ of lingerie company Agent Provocateur, who asked Forme to replicate the external Crittall windows in the internal meeting room glazing. Since then Forme products have been installed in the offices of Netflix, Vice Magazine, Tracey Emin Studio and many more with sliding doors, pivot doors, acoustic upgrades and various other features now in their portfolio. Ashley talks us through the firm’s overall mission and the steps they plan to take to reach their goals. “The company’s mission is always to design and install snag free metalwork that looks awesome and our clients are over the moon with. We aim to build close relationships with our customers, which facilitate better working practice and lead to exciting new designs. “Fundamentally, we would love one of our clients to really CE170011

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