3,500 sq ft
Building Services Engineering
Wallace Whittle provides sustainable, environmental building services engineering, throughout the UK and beyond. Operating from 6 offices, with more than 120 staff, they enjoy an enviable reputation for quality, innovation and delivery.
In the spring of 2022, Form Design Consultants were approached to help Wallace Whittle reimagine their workplaces through a strategic refurbishment programme, and review of its accommodation across the UK.
Wallace Whittle recognised the impact the global pandemic had had on how, where, and when we work, and its profound effect on the way in which we use our offices.
Following the successful relaunch of the Wallace Whittle brand, it was essential that the new offices became the physical manifestation of their creativity, values and personality, and the Glasgow office has led this ambitious change programme.
The look and feel, developed for the office by Form Design Consultants, embraces Wallace Whittle’s new identity, and will lead the design development of all other offices across their estate.
Form DC worked with a local artist to create artwork which shares colleagues' favourite places in their city, and will give each office its own personality.
Sustainability and environmental impact were also key considerations when selecting finishes and products, alongside Wallace Whittle’s expertise in mechanical and electrical elements.
A variety of natural finishes was chosen to add warmth, colour and texture to the spaces.
The new office design is vibrant, energetic and people-focused.
Staff are key in the journey, moving forward, so culture was vital in the design process.
Wallace Whittle wanted the offices to represent their values, enable their people to be the best they can be, and attract and retain the best new talent.
The new offices act as a magnet, encouraging Wallace Whittle’s people into the workspace, enabling collaboration and improving effectiveness.
The space accommodates two conferencing-enabled meeting rooms, sound-proof phonebooths, an informal collaboration space, a generous social breakout area, and an open plan office space with 32 workstations.
Wallace Whittle’s new hybrid working model allows for a reduced number of workstations and a variety of work settings for their 50 Glasgow-based staff.
The project has been well received by staff and clients, and the innovative scheme will now be rolled out across all Wallace Whittle offices.