East Kilbride based, Scotwood Interiors has recently completed work fitting out new offices for The Leith Agency in Edinburgh.
Scotwood were working with leading commercial property consultants and long-term clients, HK Surveying and Design (HKSD), who had been commissioned to design the new headquarters of the award winning digital design and creative powerhouse.
Keeping close to their roots, the agency was staying in Leith but moving from the Shore to a former bonded warehouse space on Commercial Quay and as befits the agency’s philosophy, the design makes a bold statement.
Jordon McCaffery of HKSD explains: “The desired aesthetic was “defurbished”. We sourced a lot of reclaimed materials that are synonymous with the local area and its heavy manufacturing history. Reclaimed timber, raw galvanised steel, marine grade rubber flooring and rusty mesh helped us achieve the look.
“The layout was designed to promote agile working, allowing the staff freedom to utilise a variety of collaborative, project-focused and social spaces. We were keen for these spaces to flow organically and blur the boundaries of conventional working methods. The boardroom and meeting rooms have been themed around historical pubs in the area, adding to the overall story of Leith.”
Jim Scott of Scotwood Interiors explained what was involved in the fit-out: “The design involved stripping out existing flooring and suspended ceilings to leave exposed services with new LED lighting and adaptation of existing heating system. The creation of meeting rooms was done with a mixture of glazed and solid partitions with laminate doors, and bespoke features such as reclaimed scaffold board feature walls, we also created new kitchen and breakout area again using bespoke industrial style finishes to maintain the industrial feel.”
Jordan McCaffery of HKSD commented: “Scotwood yet again delivered a quality project showcasing exceptional workmanship and professionalism.”
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