Kilmarnock is the
site best known for Johnnie Walker whiskies and is a major resource for
United Distillers. The re-planned reception area maintains the 60's
marble floor and feature staircase, whilst adding new storm doors and a
totally revised ceiling and lighting plan.
The reception desk back
wall features Johnnie Walker, and showcases display historic bottles and
artifacts. A display wall (not shown) gives a graphic presentation
of the history of the plant and also of Burns' association with the Town.
Menstrie is part of
the research and quality control facility of United Distillers. We
designed a working reception, replacing the total entrance screen and also
cut a diffused glass screen into the circulation corridor to bring light
into the corridor whilst giving the reception point a clear identity from
within the building.
We designed custom desks
for both these reception areas. Both desks allow for visitors to be
greeted over a working height desk whilst providing discreet space for
Menstrie is only ever
manned by one person, whereas Kilmarnock, as a major bottling plant, is
busy enough to justify two receptionists at times.
At Menstrie we also
re-designed the laboratories and presentation area for the New Products