Glasgow Office Refurbishment
A modern innovative office design scheme offering flexibility and innovative meeting and breakout spaces. Engaging with the Three culture for openness and consulting with staff played a fundamental part in formulating the design brief. Alongside the capture of the Three essence and culture, the 60,000 sq ft office refurbishment had a number of technical challenges associated with a significantly increased headcount.
A mechanical and electrical re-design was required to accommodate increased density on the working floors of this central Glasgow office refurbishment project. Upgrading the HVAC through the occupied spaces ensures the building works as good as it looks.
Team and Breakout Space Design
The overall planned layout allows for 880 staff at a density of 68 square feet per person (6.4 square metres per person). Office fit out costs per head worked out at £4000 per person, or £640 per sq metre.
A number of innovative office design solutions were incorporated including a flexible training desk that converts rapidly from hardware to soft-skills training. On floor breakout areas are supported by a large cafe area that is designed to be a hub for the office bringing teams together who are located on different floors.
Personal lockers spaces are provided, featuring a novel perspex door offering the ability to add some personality, and to easily update the colour scheme. Several locations on the open plan floors are designated for display of mobile devices…a plug and play resource for staff.
The office refurbishment took 9 months from start, with a floor used as turn-round space to decant staff. As an example of modern office interiors this refurbishment mixes bold use of colour, innovative concepts and a fresh contemporary look and feel.