Profits Through integrating Projects, Processes, & People
Transformed the New Pig campus from "drab" to "fab"
In 2005, New Pig had “typical” industrial facilities. They were barely functional, had a dated look and feel, and were a relatively depressing place for those who worked in them or visited. Over a 5 year period I led a $4.0MM project to renovate and reconfigure 65K sq. ft. of an aging campus. Working with architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, and a team of New Pig employees, I transformed embarrassing, dark, dated, visually sterile, functionally inadequate space into amazing, welcoming, enduring, bright, functionally facilitating space. The guiding principles of this project were:
VISUALLY INTERESTING: Texture and contrast were used to select materials and furnishings that transformed each building from drab to dynamic.
LIGHT and OPEN: Spaces and materials were integrated in a way that made each building feel larger than it is. Light, both natural and electric, was allowed to permeate the buildings.
ORDERLY, COMFORTABLE, and INVITING: What we created was a reflection of our Brand. The buildings screamed “Welcome” and “Clean.” Common areas were free of clutter and used materials and furnishings to evoke a feeling of warmth and contentment.
HARMONIZED and ENDURING: A common theme integrated the look and feel of the each building. The resulting style is intended to stand the test of time and age well.
FUNCTIONAL and FACILITATING: Offices and common spaces met our current work needs and provided flexibility for modest growth. The spaces were designed to make our work more productive.
BEFORE: Examples of New Pig facilities
AFTER: Renovation and rebranding of Technology and Web Marketing
AFTER: Renovation and rebranding of Product Development, Sales, and Service
AFTER: Manufacturing and Warehouse communal space renovation and rebranding
Organized the logistics of the physical relocation of New Pig Limited in Scotland
After renting a series of connecting and remote facilities for over 10 years, New Pig Limited in Scotland had severely outgrown its ability to operate effectively due both to space constraints and physical separation. Over an 8 month period, I led a team to identify, purchase, modify, furnish, stock, wire, and move into the new facility in the UK. On May 2, 2006 New Pig Limited opened for business in its own 31,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse in Hamilton, Scotland. The new building gave the business an improved space plan, room to grow, and a significant brand upgrade.