Morris & Spottiswood completes Glasgow HQ fit-out for Edrington
Fit out firm Morris & Spottiswood has completed a project creating office space for spirits group Edrington at its new international headquarters in Glasgow.
Edrington owns some of the world’s leading Scotch whisky and spirit brands including The Macallan, Brugal rum, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, The Glenrothes, Highland Park and Snow Leopard Vodka. The firm has relocated its new headquarters at 100 Queen Street, near Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square.
Morris & Spottiswood operations director, Gordon Clyne, said the project involved creating modern, stylish offices on the top four floors of the building along with executive rooms, a technical tasting and sampling room and a working bar to showcase Edrington’s portfolio of brands.
Around 150 people are based at 100 Queen Street including the executive board, finance, legal, and corporate affairs teams, as well as senior members of the company’s global operations, HR and business technology divisions.
Mr Clyne said fit-out work within the high-end offices included internal construction, installation of ceilings and glazed partitions, floor-laying and decorating, along with building services. The project took around 18 weeks to complete. Base build works were completed ahead of the fit out works.
He added: “We are delighted to have completed this project for one of Scotland’s great whisky producers, helping develop a new headquarters for what is a truly international business. 100 Queen Street is a fantastic location in Glasgow and our mission was to deliver a fitting working environment for Edrington’s international team.
“As one of the largest fit-out organisations in the UK our record of delivering high quality office accommodation on time and to budget played a major part in sealing our appointment on this high-profile project. We have a proven track record of delivering for our clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including retail, financial, leisure, commercial and public authority.
“One of Morris & Spottiswood’s greatest strengths is our ability to combine a national delivery model with highly skilled local service providers. We deliver a complete fit-out solution at great value.”
Edrington chief executive, Ian Curle, said: “Our new headquarters brings Edrington’s board and its business units together in the heart of the city where the business was first created in 1861. 100 Queen Street is a fantastic location for the Edrington team as we take the business to the next phase of its international growth.”
The building at 100 Queen Street is owned by Esson Properties. Before the fit-out began, Esson carried out an £8.25 million renovation which includes the addition of two new floors.