When we took over the building, we felt it was important that we expanded and improved upon the dining facilities available – not only for tenants and their visitors to enjoy, but for the benefit of those working and living in the surrounding area. A Indian Restaurant and Shisha Lounge, Junction 50, has opened in the building, providing lunch from 3pm for those working within the office centre as well as visitors and members of the general public. The restaurant [...]
The Vista Centre which houses the Indian Visa and Consular Application Centre has turned to MediaBase Direct (MBD) to improve upon its visitor management and strengthen the building risk assessment. The multi-let office which is ideally located by London’s Heathrow Airport required a digital alternative to its traditional paper books and is now utilising MBD’s e-Reception Book electronic solution. A great number of people pass through the Vista Centre’s reception area every day, which prompted the Facilities Director Neal Chauhan to [...]
Parking is one of the most important facilities in any office building, especially for building of this size. With online parking systems becoming more and more common in car parks around the UK, we decided to introduce one in our car park to make it easier to park and pay. Not only we have introduced a online parking system, but we have also installed a new Pay and Display Machine at the front of the car park for visitors who [...]
Although we loved the old marble flooring, black wasn’t the best choice of colour. In a building that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you simply cannot have a black floor as you can easily see any dust and or dirt that accumulates between cleans. Instead, we decided to go with dark brown, vinyl laminated flooring. Laminated flooring is much quicker a keep it looking its best. Having laminated flooring makes the building much warmer and cleaner.
Due to the closure of the existing on-site restaurant, we are currently planning to open our new branded cafeteria – Zinc Coffee, an urban coffee brand. Zinc Coffee’s aim is to create an appealing and effective brand concept that is quality-driven and independent in the wider context of the centre. Zinc Coffee will be located next to the entrance of The Vista Centre and will target a variety of visitors including young professionals, families, staff, and fast customer flow [...]
In a typical office building, you’ll usually find plain, white walls. But we wanted to do something different, that would catch the eyes of potential tenants and visitors coming into the building. Below, you’ll find a few pictures of what our lift lobby area looks like now. Hope you like it!
We have recently just re-opened our conference room. But this time there’s a difference! For us, the previous space just didn’t feel like a proper conference room and there was lots of work to be done! You can see from the pictures above that there is a huge difference between how the conference room looked before, and how it looks now: Ceiling and walls – these were refurbished to allow us to soundproof the conference room for privacy. Television – Few people [...]
Since taking over the building, we have had brand new gates installed around the perimeter to optimise safety and security. Previously, there was a barrier system in place. This has now been replaced by a new, automated steel gate across all vehicle entrances and exits. To further enhance tenant security as well as the accessibility and versatility of the building, we have also fitted a new, gated pedestrian entrance and exit on the side of the building. These entrances are linked [...]
The building is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days. With this in mind, an up to date security system is essential to ensure that tenants and visitors are safe when working in the office late at night. When Acre 1176 first took over the building, we felt that it was unsafe and needed better security to ensure that tenants were safe and felt reassured. At this point, there were only 5 security cameras in [...]