Renzo Mazzolini







Workplace Scotland







  • Engineering services design
  • WINNER 'Projects up to 2500m2', BCO Scotland Region Awards 2024

Statkraft are Europe’s largest renewable energy producer and a global company in energy market operations.

In 2023 Statkraft were looking to move from their serviced office accommodation in Scotland to a permanent location to accommodate their growing team, bringing the outdoors in with sustainability at its core. The Garment Factory, a 21st century workspace in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City was their desired location and they took one of the 6 office floors in the building.

The Garment Factory, has recently undergone a transformation to combine the restoration of many of the original features including exposed ceilings, steel and brickwork, wooden flooring and elegant staircases, balanced with contemporary finishes throughout, to provide a 21st century workplace. The team wanted to ensure that the historic character of the building remained and represented the Norwegian company heritage.

The timescale for the project was fast-paced and the client was able to take entry of their space, 8 weeks after starting on site.

Engagement was the primary focus of the design process and ultimately delivered this successful project. We collaborated closely with the Statkraft leadership and the wider design team to fully grasp the client’s purpose, vision and values and discovered ways to depict these through the fit-out.

Elements of the design that have incorporated the client’s requirements include:

  • Low energy LED lighting throughout
  • Maximising natural light
  • Noise criteria (MEP systems); NR38
  • Mixed-mode ventilation including both natural ventilation supplemented with mechanical ventilation.

The new office has also introduced ‘dancing’ walls in the collaboration spaces that double as interactive screens to allow for easy presenting and workshops.

The planting, graphics and finishes optimise the working environment to promote well-being and a relaxing environment for all.

Renzo Mazzolini
Renzo Mazzolini

Sustainability was at the heart of every decision and the client’s tracking process, made it easier for the team to measure sustainability credentials at every stage.

Although Statkraft’s headquarters is in Norway, the Glasgow office has already become the flagship for the organisation.

User feedback has been positive, in their most recent staff engagement survey the category ‘environment’ saw the biggest improvement score. Employees have shown a greater tendency to work in the office even with the opportunity for hybrid work. Due to the team contribution, there is a sense of collective pride and ownership in what they have created.

It’s great to have been recognised for the quality and personality of our sustainable Glasgow office. The team has more than doubled since we moved in last year, and we all love it here. The service and attention we received from TB+A in executing the brief were exemplary.
Iain Robertson
Head of Development Service, UK, Statkraft UK Ltd
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