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Ocuco

Scrum Area Ocuco

Ocuco, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2013 
1,600 m2

Ocuco are world leaders in Opthalmic Software. They needed offices that reflected their brand and ethos and would create a vibrant atmosphere for their staff to work, 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.

 

 

A concept was implemented that drew upon the refraction of light through a prism. The conceptual design was delivered within tight budget parameters by using simple yet effective ideas. In addition to bespoke offices, the fit out features meeting and conference rooms an interactive smart wall / agile meeting zone, video conferencing pods, a chill out retro room, a gym and staff facilities including dining and play areas.

Since the completion of this project we have worked with Ocuco on numerous occasions subsequently, assisting them in the design of numerous international fit outs as part of the roll out of their global business operation.

Ocuco Scrum Area

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Topflight Travel Group

Ski Gondola Meeting Pods

Topflight Travel Group, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2018
500 m2

The Topflight Group comprises a traditional Travel Agency and an Internet Ski Holiday provider. They  wished to integrate these subsidiary companies and locate all staff in one Central location. The design integrated two diverse cultures in a single location, with both companies retaining their identity whilst adopting new work practices.

Demesne worked closely with the client to understand how the two businesses operated and how they could be integrated.

The carefully considered reconfigured floor plate creates an open plan format that encourages interaction whilst maintaining a feeling of scale. Vintage travel themes create an atmosphere that is practical, uplifting and integrates the subsidiary companies’ heritages.

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Topflight operate their business on “Lean” processes and this approach was reflected in the design and layout of the ‘efficient’ yet ‘fun’ space. It is an environment that highly talented people want to join.

“Cafe Primovolo” is the soul of the office. In addition to providing an economic sanctuary for staff to dine in, it serves as a start of the day casual meeting area and an after work social hub, where regularly the staff gather and let of steam.

“After less than two months in our new headquarters, we’re already seeing considerable improvements in the flow of information and productivity of our workforce. Plus, folks think it’s a really cool place to work. Thanks to Scott and his excellent team in Demesne Architects for an on-brief, on-time and on-budget result.”

 

 

 

Anthony Collins – Group CEO at Topflight Travel Group

Perigord Head Offices

Staff enter Perigord's Lean Offices

Perigord Life Science, Dublin
Full Architectural Services
2017
1,200 m2

Perigord are a global leader in the design, management and delivery of packaging, marcoms and digital assets for Life Science Companies. To complement their ambitious international growth plans, they decided to relocate to  larger offices, which were to be designed to facilitate their new planned workflows, adhering to strict QA procedures.

Demesne worked closely with the client to analyse their in house QA processes and to design a workflow layout that optimised performance.

The carefully considered plan form originates from a notional molecular structure. This generated a hexagonal form which informed the design approach, and importantly allowed each office team to operate at maximum efficiency, following QA procedures, whilst also creating a lively and fun environment.

Design was the catalyst to assist the process and Demesne’s experience of Lean work flow was key to the project’s success.

Perigord operate in a highly regulated environment and adhere to strict QA procedures, which are regularly independently audited by their clients. They base their business on “Lean” processes and this approach was reflected in the design and layout of the efficient yet uplifting space .

The social and dining area is a key hub. It is laid out in a casual fashion, providing both communal and intimate spaces, which afford group dining or areas for quieter reflection or even casual meetings in the molecular themed privacy pods.

“After less than two months in our new headquarters, we’re already seeing considerable improvements in the flow of information and productivity of our workforce. Plus, folks think it’s a really cool place to work. Thanks to Scott and his excellent team in Demesne Architects for an on-brief, on-time and on-budget result.”

 

 

 

Alan Leamy – CEO at Perigord

Avenue Restaurant

Avenue Restaurant, Maynooth
Architectural & Interior Design
2006 to Present
425 m

 

Demesne Architects have been working with the Avenue Restaurant on an ongoing basis since 2004 when they achieved the original planning permission to remodel the original historic house and change its use. The Avenue kickstarted Maynooth’s renaissance as Kildare’s Gourmet Capital.

Work involved converting and extending the building,  creating one of Kildare’s favourite restaurants. Currently Demesne are working with the owners on extending and refreshing this landmark destination. 

 

Freshii Restaurants

Freshii Restaurants, Various
Full Architectural Services
2016 Onwards 
Various m

 

Demesne Architects have delivered numerous Freshii restaurants throughout Ireland, working with Franchisor and Franchisee. Through their vision of ‘Eat. Energize.’ Freshii is focused on providing fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go.

Restaurants have been delivered as stand alone units (Dublin – CHQ, Mespil Road, Smithfield Village, IFSC, Sandyford, Grand Canal Dock, Dame Street; Galway – Cross Street) and in Applegreen Service Stations (M1 Lusk, M4 Enfield, M50 Ballymount)

 

Demesne provide services ranging from full RIAI on larger projects to more limited bespoke menu on small mall type outlets.

 

VHI Galway

VHI Regional Offices, Galway
Full Architectural Services
2018 
275 m

 

VHI wished to relocate two distinct divisions, from remote cellular offices in the centre of Galway City to a single new premise, located in the suburbs. The new facility was to act as both Regional Office accommodation for support and medical staff as well as a distribution and handling hub for medical supplies.

Creative design enabled the long narrow plan form which featured extensive floor to ceiling glazing, to be turned from a potential negative into an overwhelming positive. The premises have been very well received by the client users.

 

The premises had been granted planning as a retail unit but had been vacant for over five years, since construction and were a bare shell. The building was not fully certified. Change of use planning, fire certification and DAC were expedited through close liaison with the local authority. A thorough dilapidation survey and associated remedial recommendations which were presented to and undertaken by the landlord, allowed the client to take up their tenancy.