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Morris Furniture Head Office

26th August 2013

Client:
Morris Furniture Group

Location:
Rutherglen, Glasgow

Value:
£500,000

Timescale:
28 weeks

Challenge

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 The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthsire.

Pacific Building, who are proud of their own reputation for excellence, were selected to create a partial new-build extension and internal upgrade of Morris Furniture’s existing factory building, to form a new Glasgow headquarters for the company.

Works involved the creation of a new entrance and reception area, and the conversion of existing ground-floor rooms to create high-specification offices and a meeting space.

Approach

The new-build comprised of a two-storey 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.

Externally, to continue the modern feel of the extension, curtain walling was utilised to form a glass facade over the existing structure.

Internally, multi-coloured glazed curtain walling and LED lighting were installed. Combined, these features have had a dramatic impact, creating a striking local landmark.

The conversion of the rooms in the factory saw a number of design enhancements being utilised, 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.

Result

The client was delighted with the results. Morris Furniture now have a headquarters that complements their prestigious positioning in the UK’s furniture production market, built to the quality expected by their worldwide customer base.

Morris Furniture Case Study

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