Ian Macleod Distillers' new workspace infused with greenery curated by Benholm Group.

Ian Macleod Distillers (IMD) recently embarked on a monumental journey to elevate its workspace, moving the team from their former office to a new development - Peter Russell House in Broxburn, West Lothian.

The new headquarters, with its architectural nod to distillery shafts, promised to accommodate IMD's expanding portfolio of premium Scotch whisky, gin, and rum brands within its 10,000 square feet of dynamic office space. However, a challenge lay in not just creating a visually stunning workplace but also ensuring the wellbeing and productivity of employees.

Thus, began a collaboration that would introduce a breath of fresh air into the corporate environment.

Understanding the pivotal role of greenery in enhancing both aesthetics and atmosphere, Ian Macleod Distillers enlisted the expertise of Anchorpoint Interiors, a practice renowned for its corporate and commercial workplace designs. Building on its successful past collaborations, Benholm Group was brought in to infuse greenery into the heart of the office renovation project.

Benholm Group's remit was to bring the outdoors in, utilising innovative green solutions to complement the architectural grandeur of the space. At the entrance, towering moss walls, reaching a height of 20-feet on either side of the reception area, were installed to immediately captivate visitors, setting the tone for an organic-inspired journey within. These living walls, meticulously crafted with an assortment of moss types, create a visual tableau against the backdrop of lofty ceilings. A scaled-down version of this was chosen to adorn the break-out room upstairs, providing a tranquil retreat for employees.

Central to the foyer stands a majestic 13-foot live Bucida Buceras tree, a living sculpture that not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also imbues the space with a sense of serenity. Beneath the staircase, typically an underutilised area, Benholm Group innovatively introduced a terrarium-like floor display, transforming it into a focal point of interest.

Artful arrangements of diverse planters, showcasing vibrant foliage in various styles and sizes, sit on both floors, strategically positioned to optimise visual impact. These green installations not only enhance the ambiance but also contribute to the overall wellbeing of occupants through the improvement of air quality.

For Ian Macleod Distillers, the transition to new headquarters marks a significant milestone in the company's trajectory of evolution and growth. With a legacy spanning over 80-years in the spirits industry, change is acknowledged as crucial in securing the next chapter. This new HQ, characterised by modern office spaces, gin development labs, and innovative design elements, once again positions the brand at the forefront of its sector.

Through collaboration with Anchorpoint Interiors and Benholm Group, Ian Macleod Distillers has succeeded in creating a workspace that seamlessly integrates nature with modernity. From the lush greenery that greets visitors to the meticulously curated plant installations.

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