Graven imbues a spirit of conviviality in new Chivas Brothers HQ in Glasgow

Dylan MacdonaldGeneral News

International design studio Graven, has designed new, award-winning offices for Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, on Blythswood Square in Glasgow’s city centre.

Relocating Chivas Brothers’ Scotland headquarters from their historic location in Paisley, this project allowed Graven to combine their wealth of experience designing hospitality environments and luxury brands with their award-winning expertise in workplace design.

The design brief demanded a complete reimagining of the work environment. Graven’s approach puts Chivas Brothers at its heart and truly embodies Pernod Ricard’s vision statement, “Créateurs de Convivialité” (creators of conviviality).

The studio prioritised an exceptional and flexible working environment to support the organisation’s future plans, effectively combining architecture and technology to enable staff to get the best out of all areas of the building depending on their task or needs.

Graven is among the top office / workplace design firms in the UK, having been awarded the coveted British Council for Offices (BCO) Best Fit Out of Workplace, Scotland award 2020.

Juliette Legros, project lead and Business Analysis Manager at Pernod Ricard said:

“The Chivas Brothers Glasgow office move in September 2019 was an important part of a broader company-wide transformational journey. We had big ambitions for uniting our people, improving the interconnectivity of our teams, moving to more agile, flexible ways of working, as well as improving the wellbeing of our people –  achieving the BCO award is testament to the project teams’ success in achieving that ambition.”

Kirsty Lang, Director at Graven said:

 It’s been a pleasure for Graven to work with the Chivas Brothers team. We’re proud of our design and grateful to work with such a forward-thinking and ambitious client. We’re especially pleased that international groups such as Pernod Ricard are selecting Glasgow city centre as their new home.

We’re equally happy that our flexible design and technology can support new ways of working emerging since, and during the pandemic, and recognise that excellent quality and fully experiential offices are more relevant than ever to support and attract our teams back to the workplace. It’s been a challenging time for many working from home, but also a great opportunity for organisations to be similarly ambitious and rethink how they wish to work going forwards. Graven is supporting many of our clients to plan and achieve both a safe and exciting transition back to their workplaces.”


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Photography: © Renzo Mazzolini Photography


Enquiries: Meadhbh Hendrie, for Graven

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