Scotwood Interiors completed the fit out of The Leith Agency’s new headquarters in Edinburgh.
Scotwood was working with leading commercial property consultants and long-term clients, HK Surveying and Design (HKSD), who had been commissioned to design the new headquarters of the award winning digital design and creative powerhouse.
Keeping close to their roots, the agency was staying in Leith but moving from the Shore to a former bonded warehouse space on Commercial Quay and as befits the agency’s philosophy, the design makes a bold statement.
The desired aesthetic was “defurbished” and involved the use of reclaimed materials synonymous with the local area and its heavy manufacturing history. Reclaimed timber, raw galvanised steel, marine grade rubber flooring and rusty mesh helped achieve the look.
The layout was designed to promote agile working, allowing the staff freedom to utilise a variety of collaborative, project-focused and social spaces. These spaces were designed to flow organically and blur the boundaries of conventional working methods.
The boardroom and meeting rooms are themed around historical pubs in the area, adding to the overall story of Leith.
The fitout involved stripping out existing flooring and suspended ceilings to expose the services and then encasing them and cabling in containment runs to maintain the industrial look. The existing heating and cooling had to be adapted with new duct work and grills to suit the design. The ceiling was spray painted for an authentic finish.
Reclaimed scaffold boards and wallpaper were used to create feature walls and floor coverings included vinyl and carpet tiles. The kitchen area is partitioned from the rest of the office by a mixture of metal cladding materials and mesh panels.
Photographs © Renzo Mazzolini Photography.