The Glenmorangie Company

Headquarters, Edinburgh

  • Location
  • Size
    11,152 sq ft
  • Sector
    Food & Drink

The Glenmorangie Company, part of the Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton Group, and distillers of the famous Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies, appointed Form DC to help redesign their headquarters at The Cube, Edinburgh.

Given the impact of the Covid pandemic, it was essential to re-think how the workspace was used to create a healthy, resilient and safe environment for Glenmorangie's people.

The new design needed to be reflective of the two distinct Glenmorangie and Ardbeg brands.

The space also had to be arranged to foster greater collaboration, both formal and informal, workplace flexibility, and enable better hybrid working methodologies.


Form Design worked with the leadership and estates teams to develop space plans that were less dense, and arranged with alternative work settings, to enable new ways of working. A sustainable approach was taken when replanning workstations and furniture.

Where possible, rather than opting for buying new, furniture and products were adapted using componentry and fixings to make use of existing stock.

Partition layouts, joinery elements, lighting and other products were all reviewed through the same sustainable process. Existing display cases were altered and relocated enabling improvement of acoustic attenuation within meeting and collaboration areas.

This sustainable approach ensured the changes to the office could be achieved quickly and cost effectively, with minimal waste from site.


Room configurations were changed to create large, flexible collaboration areas with technology for connecting with remote workers. Form incorporated video call rooms to create focus areas. Standing height workstations and biophilic design were used to promote health and wellbeing.

The resulting fit out, over the two floors, presents a contemporary workplace, planned with a wide range of workspaces ranging from single person call booths through to a new light and airy boardroom.

Furthermore, the open plan workspace was enhanced with planting, brand imagery and tones, and subtle nods to the Company’s heritage.