A 3-in-1 Solution for an All-in-One Skyscraper.
When construction completed in 2019, One Bank Street, a striking 27-storey office building at the edge of London’s Canary Wharf business district, created 60,000 square metres of prestige waterfront office space, offering spectacular views of London.
For a project of this size and profile, long-term, sustainable operation is critical. One Bank Street comprises high-quality office space, state-of-the-art trading floors, retail, public spaces and more, providing capacity for 5,837 full-time jobs. To meet the demands of potential heavy traffic — as well as several high-profile tenants — partnering architecture firms Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Adamson Associates Architects knew that typical restroom accessories would not suffice. They needed something special for the restroom specification.
With these considerations in mind, the firms turned to Bobrick for a special order: a total of 127 B-320501 TrimLineSeries recessed 3-in-1 combination units with concealed locks. The B-320501 unit combines a paper towel dispenser, hand dryer and waste bin in a single stainless steel unit.
The special 3-in-1 units are designed to facilitate efficient operation, encouraging patrons to reduce consumption by utilising a high performance dual-air hand dryer with a single paper towel — in fact, to further optimise operation and maintenance, the unit has the ability to accommodate 450 C-fold, 600 multifold or 850 single-fold paper towels.
Since One Bank Street hosts a range of occupant types, from office workers to the general public, sustainability and hygiene are essential, and Bobrick’s combination paper towel, waste bin and automatic hand-dryer unit delivers these benefits.
The final result was a unique, low-footprint solution befitting of one of London’s most environmentally friendly buildings — and a recipient of an Outstanding rating under the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification system.