An eye-catching ceiling design from SAS International at Bloomberg’s new European HQ, near Cannon Street Station in London, is thought to be the first in the UK, if not worldwide, to incorporate performance acoustics, sustainable lighting and integrated chilled technology.

The new headquarters features 24,000m² of SAS metal ceilings and architectural metalwork demonstrating the best of SAS’s design, manufacturing and installation capabilities. The ceiling itself is a key component in the primary objective of building a sustainability icon: the building is the most sustainable in Europe, achieving a 98.5 per cent BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating – the only commercial office development to achieve this rating at design stage.

SAS’s bespoke petal ceiling design is created from integrated ceiling panels (ICPs) – 3,916 ICP modules in total, manufactured and installed with 2.5 million petals attached to them. 500,000 LED lights with individually placed lenses are integrated in the ICPs. Being 40 per cent more energy efficient than the incandescent bulb, the incorporated chilled module will also significantly increase the LED life expectancy.