Beam Suntory Springburn HQ


The refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of the site reception and office facilities was a key project within the Beam Suntory distillery Springburn headquarters site.

Location: Springburn

Client: Beam Suntory

Project Value: £2m

Status: Complete

Specialisation: Refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of site reception & office facilities

This project involved the refurbishment and extension of a 1960’s modernist block over two levels. The work was carried out in a live environment, and in several phases, to ensure that operations were maintained at all times. 

The first phase of the project reconfigured the reception area to create an open and bright two-storey atrium with clear definition of public/private space. External cladding panels were removed and replaced with glazed curtain walling for natural light. The next stage upgraded of the office accommodation from cellular offices to an open plan layout. This created sufficient space for the new staff as well as enabled us to design in break-out spaces, additional formal meeting rooms and a staff kitchenette/meeting ‘pod’ greatly enhancing the working environment. 

Working with the Beam Suntory marketing department, we integrated wayfinding and branding into the interior design of the refurbished office space, producing high quality 3d visuals to explore brand placement options and providing several stakeholder consultations. The resultant headquarter space has completely transformed what was a dull and dark facility into a vibrant and flexible working environment with space for collaboration and networking between departments.

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