Built With: Focus

  • Project Manager
    Savills
  • Architect
    Mansfield Monk
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Fanshawe
  • M&E
    SVM Consulting Engineers
  • Form of Contract
    JCT D&B 2011
  • Size
    36,500 Sq Ft
  • Programme Period
    21 Weeks

They urgently needed a striking new European headquarters. No problem.

When Japanese firm Suntory acquired Lucozade and Ribena, they urgently needed a striking new European headquarters. Short timescale? No confirmed site? Big brand requirements? No problem for BW.

We were appointed to take up the challenge of fitting out a prestigious workspace for 200 staff, before the site had even been found. As the new brand owners, Suntory were keen to welcome employees into the fold, and make critical teams feel at home as quickly as possible.

The 21-week programme was delivered in two phases, allowing staff to be transferred as soon as possible after the sale had been made, with employees on site within just 8 weeks.

We also put great branding at the heart of the project. Each of the 13 meeting rooms featured dramatic graphics to reflect different products. The space also had specific testing and development requirements – so we installed state-of-the-art development kitchens and mood-lit sensory booths.

Suntory’s new workplace provides the uniting identity and great flexible space it needs for its expanded UK enterprise.

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