10,000 sq ft
Form Design Consultants was appointed by Opus 2 International as Lead Designer for the design of their new office at Wemyss Place.
The aim was to provide an environment which allowed staff to work collaboratively in open plan. Opus also wanted to encourage teams to socialise away from their desks.
Throughout the design process, Form worked closely with the Client to increase understanding of the cultural changes involved when moving from individual offices to open plan. Form engaged with staff to gain a clear understanding of how they worked currently, together with their requirements for the new working environment.
Opus 2 were clear on the desired aesthetic. Brand identity was important, with a slight industrial feel to the space. Form provided a clearer insight into the possibilities and options they had, pulling together a design to reflect this, with bold feature lighting softened with warm timbers, and subtle patterns in the upholstery and flooring.
Opus’ desire to work with local artists led to Form engaging with a local calligrapher for wall art, and neon artist for signage. This adds a personal and unique touch to the space.
The layout of the space allows for a large flexible break out area for events, large internal meetings and socialising, not only for use during lunch breaks, but at the end of each week. A workshop and enclosed office allow for private meetings, and informal meeting pods can be used for focused individual work, away from the open plan space.
The completed office design has successfully provided Opus 2 with a modern and vibrant workplace environment, which had not previously been experienced.
We’re very happy and the space is looking fantastic! It’s got a great feel to it and holds its own compared to our other recently refurbed offices in London and Singapore. It will serve us very well as Opus 2 continues to invest and expand the Edinburgh team.”Stuart McMorrisSenior UX and Service Designer