McLellan Works, Glasgow
McLellan Works offers contemporary and exciting workspaces in the heart of the city centre, situated in one of Glasgow’s best-known historic buildings. Working with Bywater Properties and designers C2 Concepts, Rype Office is providing beautiful, high quality, low carbon furniture.
“Using remanufactured office furniture has given us an easy and cost-effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of McLellan Works’ Glasgow site and save money without compromising on quality or aesthetics, and we are encouraging our tenants to follow us.” – Dan Mead, Bywater Properties
McLellan Works is furnished with original pieces from renowned brands including Hitch Mylius, Herman Miller, Normann Copenhagen and Arper – made affordable thanks to remanufacturing. Just like the building itself, each piece comes with its own provenance, having served their first lives in organisations including Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Molton Brown, before being remanufactured back to as-new condition by Rype Office.
Thanks to remanufacturing, the McLellan Works’ furniture has an 80% lower carbon footprint than the same items made from virgin resources. Of special note is the Rype Zero, the task chair that sets a new benchmark for sustainability and comfort while meeting WELL standards.
McLellan Works has been designed to embrace the building’s beauty whilst offering flexible workspaces from individual suites to entire wings. Communal areas are built around a modern café with break out areas, balconies and phone-booths. For eco-friendly commuting, the building has spa-standard showers, locker rooms, bike parking and maintenance and drying space.
A number of items have been upholstered in Bute fabric made nearby on the Isle of Bute. Recycled post-consumer waste plastic tops adorn a number of tables in the communal spaces, made in Wales from old hard-to-recycled kitchen chopping boards and black bin bags. Task chairs are upholstered in hardwearing 100% recycled polyester.