Founded in 1904, and with a history spanning three generations of the Morris Family, Morris Furniture Group are well known for quality production, having fitted out two Cunard luxury cruise ships, and a number of top hotels – including Gleneagles Hotel.
With their own reputation for excellence, Pacific Building tasked with creating a partial new build extension and internal upgrade of Morris Furniture’s existing factory building to form new Glasgow headquarters for the company.
Works comprised of the creation of a new entrance and reception area and the conversion of existing ground floor rooms to create high specification offices and meeting space.
The new build comprised of a two story glazed extension on piled foundations to form the new reception area on the ground floor: a glazed mezzanine was then extended to form executive offices overlooking the reception area.
To continue the modern feel of the extension, curtain walling was utilised to form a glass facade over the existing structure. Multicoloured glazed curtain walling and LED lighting were installed to further enhance the building itself: situated on a major road, this feature creates major impact both internally and from a distance, creating a local landmark.
The conversion of the rooms within the existing factory saw a number of design enhancements take place, all of which required the reconfiguration of existing built elements: a process that was carefully completed to ensure there was little impact on the functionality of the space, and that original design elements were retained where possible.
The client was delighted with the results, and Morris Furniture now have a headquarter building to reflect their prestigious positioning in the UK’s furniture production market, built to the quality expected by their worldwide customer base.