Bimeda Animal Healthcare
Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals promoting and delivering global excellence in animal health.
This project involved the complete renovation of an existing office and conversion of an existing office area to a quality control lab.
The project was completed through 2020 / 2021, during the covid pandemic lock down, whilst the office staff worked from home and the existing laboratory remained in full operation. The concept of a soft return to work influenced the scheme, the client was focused on staff satisfaction levels and retention.
We worked with the client to create a more relaxing, casual environment as a break from the harsh lighting and finishes of the laboratory & existing office spaces.
Due to nature of the work carried out by the company there are natural elements throughout the scheme.
Since the completion of this project, we have received very positive feedback from the client.
Topflight is a fully Irish-owned, family-run travel company and a market leader in providing quality holidays, for over 40 years. Over the past decade, they have fully embedded LEAN practices into their business, and this has allowed them to massively increase productivity. Demesne have partnered with them on their journey, as the business evolves, this latest fit out represents the third remodelling of their premises.
Collaborating closely with this innovative client, Demesne designed the new office with the hybrid working model at the forefront of its concept.
Prior to the global pandemic, Topflight were already strongly embracing technology, to enable them to efficiently operate several diverse working locations. They used this project as an opportunity to continue to evolve their work practices. All working spaces are hotdesking, with audio visual collaborative areas which aid communication with overseas branches and with the remote working network.
Hybrid working creates the need for spaces which are an antidote to the isolation of remote working.
To ensure the success of hybrid working, it is important that people will want to take the journey into work. To incentivise commutes we designed a space staff want to spend time in. It is a space that will have important social functions to encourage staff connection and offer relief from the isolation of remote working.
The project was successfully completed on time & on budget in July 2021, amid the added challenges of the covid pandemic lockdown. The client is delighted with the end result and the company is adapting to the new way of working with enthusiasm.
“It was a pleasure to work with Demesne Architects on the challenge of creating a space to support a Lean, hybrid working model for our Ireland-based staff and a cultural hub for our over 150 overseas staff. As always, we’re delighted with the end result.”
Anthony Collins – CEO
Sports Campus Ireland, Dublin
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This spectacular facility was developed around the need for international standard swimming facilities to accommodate the Special Olympics, held in Ireland in 2003. The competition pool hall features a 50m pool with floating floors and two booms, a diving pool also with floating floor and seating capacity for 2500 spectators. There is an indoor leisure pool and a gymnasium with fitness and training suites.
The building was procured and delivered to an extremely challenging programme in order to be ready for the event.
Landmark sports venues provided for one off events can quickly become unsustainable in the longer term if a viable business strategy is not considered at the outset. National Aquatic Centre is one of the largest indoor leisure pools in Europe and has continued to be one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions right up to the present day.
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Ocuco are world leaders in Ophthalmic Software. They needed offices that reflected their brand and ethos, creating a vibrant atmosphere for their staff, whilst all the time embodying their LEAN principles. Since completing their flagship headquarters in Dublin, Demesne have designed offices for them in Bordeaux, Cardiff, London, Strangnas & Vancouver.
Demesne worked closely with the client to understand how the operated and how the design layout would complement this.