An office where employees go home with more energy han when they arrived: Mcaw didn’t settle for less. By combining the disciplines concept, creation, science and the re-use of furniture, interior designers McKellar of Glasgow has realised the new Office for Mcaw.
Mcaw was founded in 1994 in Glasgow and is an IT-service provider that specialices in Microsoft applications and technology. Over the years, the company has developed into a full service digital partner. As early as 2016 McKellar was asked to draw up a concept for their new office. To fully exploit this concept to take it on with the vision and goals of Mcaw it was decided to move to a brand new office building in Glasgow. The new Office has an area of 4.500 square foot and was completted in 2018.
An Office that gives energy
“In our vision, our staff is central. We are proud that we’ve been named ‘best employer of Scotland’ four times now, most recently in 2017 and we are still in the top 10 every year, “said Ron McLaughlin, CFO of Mcaw.
Photography: Vincent Hartman
“Going home at the end of the day with more energy, that’s what our new office should offer” said the CFO. “So do we want from our own employees make our largest recruitment channel. We have therefore joined forces with D/DOCK, that has created an Office concept that is able to help us to achieve this goal: the Healing Offices. ”
Mcaw believes that the reuse of furniture strengthens the relationship with the staff . “Mcaw has an eye for this kind of business and thinks things through before old furniture is thrown away. So when quality furniture is available in the market, then that must be considered. The chosen products are carefully ‘up-styled’ and fit perfectly in the design for Mcaw.”
By a cooperation between McKellar and Samuel Bruce, approximately 65 percent of the furniture has been reused. For example, two large tables, which are made from an old gymnasium floor coming from a school in Glasgow. The lines of the playing fields are still clearly visible on the sheet. Also the board room table is used before. It is an oval table with rustic oak wood top, sawn from a large sheet and painted with a paint of natural raw materials.