Alpha Data

160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh

  • Location
  • Size
    4,850 sq ft
  • Sector

Alpha Data, leading global supplier of high performance, commercial, off-the-shelf, reconfigurable computer platforms and software support, was based originally in a three story office in Silvermills, Edinburgh.

Continued expansion, and a desire to work more collaboratively over one floor, led to a move to an open plan office at 160 Dundee Street.

Form Design Consultants met with the Alpha Data management team to establish the project brief, and to understand the key drivers for change.

Alpha Data were keen to break down the barriers between Management, Admin & Testing and the Assembly teams. They wanted an office which allowed for improved collaboration together with space to relax, away from the desk.

The office floor plate flows seamlessly from traditional office fit-out, to workshop and assembly operations.

The hard landscape of workbenches, antistatic flooring and assembly equipment is offset by soft acoustic wall paneling, and large expanses of natural light.

Central to the space is a breakout area, providing a space to gather and relax.


Staff are now enjoying a more collaborative working environment, whilst benefitting from space provided for work requiring heavy concentration.

Feedback from Alpha Data on the new office has been extremely positive.