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Showroom office space for Envipco in Newbridge

Showroom office space for Envipco in Newbridge

Ahead of the launch of the Scottish Government’s new deposit return scheme, Envipco needed an office from which they could showcase their products to retailers in Scotland. Conveniently located close to Edinburgh airport and Scotland Food & Drink offices in Newbridge, they secured a bright and airy space that required a complete office refurbishment with an Interior Design scheme that reflected their environmentally friendly business model.

Showroom office space for Envipco in Newbridge

Working with the Amos Beech Interior Designers over video calls (the Envipco head office is in America) they were able to share their vision for the space and we were able to interpret it in the built environment. 

Flexibility was key in getting the design right given that this is their first UK office and they were keen to ensure that all of the potential use case scenarios could be accommodated.  

Using finishes and surface textures along with graphics to tell the Envipco story the finished interior is an inspirational space for colleagues and customers alike. Careful selection of furniture items that are either 100% recyclable or already made from recycled plastic materials adds to the design ethos for a sustainable and futureproof space. 

As is usually the case, deadlines were tight and a co-ordinated effort was required to ensure the opening date was met. This only highlights the benefits of the Amos Beech approach to office design & build. By bringing the full service under one roof and having all trades co-ordinated and answerable to our Project Manager, we are able to deliver on-time, on-budget projects. Our clients have the peace of mind that their work is being completed to the correct standards and they are able to continue their day-to-day business without having to spend time chasing trades and worrying that deadlines will be missed.

 Amos Beech – improving every environment we touch

Industrial fit out Bathgate Scotland

Industrial fit out Bathgate Scotland

Plexus plays a key role in the realisation of their client concepts into branded products and deliver them to the market. They are a global electronics manufacturing company that solves the most complex product challenges in health care and life sciences, industrial, aerospace and defense.

In 2018 when Plexus were looking to expand their Livingston Design Centre. They once again turned to Amos Beech as their trusted partner for the design and construction works of this industrial fit out. With the European management team having making a commitment to the Board of Directors to deliver by March 19 this was no small achievement.

Industrial Fit Out in Bathgate Scotland

Tasked with building the cost schedule from the ground up whilst working with the ever-changing dynamic of a Hi-Tech electronic manufacturing facility we had our work cut out. With construction starting in October 2018, we managed to work around the existing production facility whilst creating new laboratory space for the engineers, new offices and alterations to the main services including HVAC, sprinkler, humidity, nitrogen, electrical and air to enable their manufacturing plant to be relocated in a seamless manner.

Before images

Along with the construction project there was an additional brief to lift the look and feel of the design centre to be more in line with Plexus’s other design centres throughout the world.

 

Plexus has a long track record of innovation and technology through its own in house resource so we rebranded all their internal meeting rooms and helped create a journey experience for their visiting customers.

The final result of this industrial fit out:

In addition to that we have upgraded the graphics and manifestation on the first floor and added a new kitchen area:

A new office for MNM Developments  in Leith Edinburgh

A new office for MNM Developments in Leith Edinburgh

MNM Developments approached us in the middle of last year, to assist with interior design, furniture and fit-out plans for their new offices in Edinburgh. The brief was to design an office interior which reflects the quality of the luxurious property developments that they are renowned for and to have a relaxed, comfortable feel.

A new office for MNM Developments in Leith Edinburgh

With this in mind, we designed a bright and modern homely working environment, carefully selecting products and finishes to reflect the client’s vision. The reception desk is finished in Light Grey Concrete echoing the use of building materials used in construction, along with the unique “Rebar” console table in the boardroom, which provides the contrast between the beauty of wood and raw industrial metal.

A glass screen partition featuring their corporate logo provides a backdrop and separation to the office but still maintains an open plan feel. Grey Seagrass vinyl floor has been Herringbone laid mirroring the pattern of the MNM brand.

Soft seating has been upholstered in pure new wool fabric made from premium New Zealand lambswool in tones of greys and soft blues.  That together with the beautifully rich and deep shade of walnut on the desks and custom-made storage provides warmth and a luxurious feel.

Feature Linear lighting in walnut and concrete compliments the finish of the interior.

To top it all off, our client said of us “Amos Beech brought our vision to life and made the most stressful process not as stressful as we had originally thought”. 

Kind words indeed!

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Publication date: January 30th 2019

Text and Design: Lesley McKerral & Kit-Har McLaughlin

Photography: Vincent Hartman

Interior design office fit out Edinburgh

Interior design office fit out Edinburgh

Office relocation and refurbishment is an experience that once completed, no-one is ever in a hurry to repeat any time soon.

Traditionally, a range of professional services along with trades and furniture/hardware suppliers are engaged by various means including word of mouth, tender and incumbent suppliers.

Interior design office fit out Edinburgh

Time-Lapse Video

When ST Microelectronics from Edinburgh, decided that they would move rather than refurbish their existing premises, they took an early decision that they wanted to deal with one supplier only.

A one stop solution provider on a interior design and office fit-out project of this scale means you need a serious business to deliver – especially when this also had to include specialist removal and hoisting work which involved lifting equipment weighing 1000kg and clearance tolerances of less than 5mm!

Step up Amos Beech and the team. Having worked with ST in Edinburgh for the previous 15 years in their old offices, their track record meant that they were invited to tender for the project along with two other firms. Demonstrating a deep understanding of the ST requirements and combining this with a highly effective theme that accurately reflects their branding, they duly won the contract to fit-out the new office space in Ediburgh.

As with any project, a tight timeframe was expected and the Amos Beech team of Commercial Interior Designers Edinburgh were under the cosh. Working with our Construction Team and Quantity Surveyors, design integrity was maintained whilst keeping a firm eye on the budget.

Key to the project being heralded as a success was keeping the staff on board and committed to the move. Along with this, a similar narrative meant that the new environment delivered on prospective employees’ vision of what a hi-tech firm like ST should appear like. Andy Price (Edinburgh Module Director) stated himself that he didn’t want to hear that the reason a recruit didn’t join was because of poor quality office was ever repeated!

Canteen and break out area

A large portion of the available space was carefully designed around the laboratory and dark room requirements. Specifications included compressed air, clean power and uprated flooring to take the heavy equipment that was to come. As part of this, a fire strategy had to be incorporated so that staff can escape from a darkroom in the event of a general evacuation alarm being given.

An advantage of the Tanfield space in Edinburgh is rather than being spread over 2 floors (which was the case in their old offices), all of the staff are on the same level and already the benefits are being reaped. A spread of informal and formal meeting spaces have been incorporated into the design. This allows staff to meet and discuss projects much more informally in a selection of spaces. Research tells us that when given a variety of spaces, both in terms of location and style, staff are much more likely to benefit both in terms of communication and positive outcomes.

There were 1 or 2 pieces in the puzzle that were picked up on very early in the interior design and office fit out project and the Amos Beech team were keen to preserve them. The first was table tennis, in the early days there was a table tennis table and this had disappeared as lack of available space dictated. This has been reinstated and it is use almost continuously throughout the day.

Operable Moving Wall

The second point was a space where all of the staff could gather for company announcements. A town hall space has been incorporated complete with tiered seating which when used with an operable wall, the whole space can be opened up to seat 150 staff every 4-6 months.

All staff sit at electrically adjustable sit/stand workstations and it is interesting to see how this added functionality is actually being used by everyone.

What is more interesting is that previously the staff worked from old fashioned ‘corner’ desks with side extensions giving them 2.4m x 2.2m footprints and now they all work from 1600x800 workstations with dual monitor arms. And there are no complaints! Feedback has been nothing but positive and it is clear that everyone is very proud of their new environment.

Date of publication: Aug 24th 2017

Text: Sam James

Photography: Vincent Hartman

Interior design, fit out and furniture for Blackcircles Edinburgh

Interior design, fit out and furniture for Blackcircles Edinburgh

I suppose if you are an internet based company you are going to use the internet to find your own suppliers and that is what BlackCircles did when they embarked on an office relocation and fit-out.

We were contacted and arranged to meet with the senior management team in one of Edinburgh’s coffee shops to discuss their plans away from the eyes and ears of their staff as it wasn’t yet public knowledge.

Interior design, fit out and furniture for Blackcircles Edinburgh

As is often the case, we went through a couple of potential locations and then settled on what seemed like the ideal space only to then hear that the company who was moving out of the suite was now staying.

First interior design pencil sketch

So back to the drawing board and the next door suite was selected. To be fair, the space was a much easier shape to work with and it is also larger so the cloud had a silver lining but other challenges were looming. A bigger space but no more budget!

So maximum creativity required – step forward the design team and bring about a functional, minimalist space with just enough accents to keep Nick happy – whose eye for detail and nose for a bargain is the stuff of legends.

Some pretty clear lines were drawn and making the best use of space as well as planning for their future growth, a design emerged. Making sure that the natural daylight was allowed to filter through from reception whilst retaining some privacy for the office staff was achieved using some material more associated with conservatories, but the result is spectacular.

Allowing the staff the opportunity to work away from their desk was another consideration and various spaces have been incorporated to include quiet/concentration space, more open collaborative areas and a town hall space with tiered seating where the staff can gather for company announcements.

BlackCircles parent company is Michelin and another component of the project was branding – the desire to have it but not in an overt way.  Using the original inverted M design from Michelins first tyre design, we have created window manifestation for the meeting rooms. 

Shared components on the Samuel Bruce Team Bench desk design kept the cost per workstation down and allowed BlackCircles to specify the award winning Drumback from Viasit for all their operator chairs.

The making of:

The biggest talking point though goes to their wall mural in the reception and something that our Interior Photographer was the most pleased with – a line drawing of an iconic vehicle that he drives himself, the one and only Land Rover Defender 110 with the proper engine (and if you don’t know what he means – that’s not the Ford one!)

Publication date: September 17th 2018

Text: Sam James

Photography and time-lapse: Photographer Stirling

Office Fit Out Furniture, Scotland Food & Drink, Edinburgh

Office Fit Out Furniture, Scotland Food & Drink, Edinburgh

OK it is fair to say that the team here a Amos Beech only contribute a little to the success of the Scottish Food and Drink Industry, but we certainly do our best, some more than others. After all we spend a lot of their time rolling out projects, like this office fit out and furniture project in Edinburgh for Scotland Food and Drink.

Office fit out and furniture Edinburgh

Amos Beech were approached by Scotland Food & Drink to assist them with a feasibility study and provide some budget costs as they assessed whether they would be able to move from their tired and outgrown offices within the Royal Highland Showground in Edinburgh.

Scotland Food & Drink, was created in 2007  to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. The mission of this non profit organisation is to grow the industry to a value of £30 billion by 2030 and expand Scotland's international reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

And the best way to explain this industry is not by written words, but by spoken words straight from the experts:

Those involved in the food and drink industry in Scotland share their three words for describing our produce.

Scotland Food & Drink represent food & drink manufacturers on a Global scale and were seeking to create an environment that reflected their international reach and celebrated everything that their members are so passionate about.

Scotland is a world leading producer of many and varied products from Arbroath Smokies to Whisky and everything in between. 

Accordingly, they needed an office environment that would allow their staff to thrive and certainly be a big improvement on where they started out. Their previous offices had long since been outgrown and very little had been invested in the interior which meant that the staff were all looking forward to a fresh, vibrant and inspirational new office space in Edinburgh.

Ratho Park Edinburgh was chosen as the new location, primarily for its close proximity to Edinburgh Airport and its excellent links to the global market as well as offering the team easy access and very little change to their daily commute in time or distance.

As ever, budgets were being watched very carefully and the initial design requests had to be tempered with the reality.  Our design team worked closely with our Quantity Surveyors and were able to make the very best use of the available funds.

As is often the case, once we were ‘on project’ the senior management team realised that for a small amount of overspend, a much-improved interior could be created and authorised the additional work.

The result is a remarkable one and reflects the vibrancy that is Scotland Food & Drink, on the one hand inspirational and top quality but with a serious side that shows that you get more for your money when you use your head and your heart!

For more projects in the Food and Drink industry click here and here .

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Publication date: August 28th, 2018

Text & Images: Vincent Hartman