The wall of the entrance foyer is a convex ash-veneered ply cone, flanked on each side by panels of twin-wall polycarbonate. Stainless steel cables and clamps grip the outer edges of the polycarbonate; the inner edges are clamped into rebates in the screen.
The staff coffee-bar lies behind the wall. This (concave) reverse side of the ply cone houses a curved mdf shelf, plinth and head which act as stiffeners to the cone.
Another polycarbonate screen separates the coffee bar from the open-plan office. The polycarbonate panels obscure views of the kitchen, while gaps between them give glimpses of office activity.
The doors to the meeting rooms and cellular offices are sliding glass panels to maintain openness while giving acoustic privacy. They are fixed to galvanised ceiling-mounted steel tracks, exposed to echo the exposed dowels and joints in the original oak beams of the barn.
The toughened glass in the doors was originally recommended to be 10mm thick, but cost and weight considerations prompted the architect to use 6mm toughened glass between a 'sandwich' of 30 x 35mm timber battens glued to both sides with silicone adhesive. One side of the glass has pink battens set at angles inclined towards the vertical, the other has blue-painted battens at angles inclined towards the horizontal. The result is not only practical but creates a dramatic abstract pattern on each door. The silicone adhesive is used only at intersections between the battens so that it is not visible. Two vertical battens fixed beside the leading edge of each door are used to pull it open and shut.