Sitting Comfortably – Alpha expands its reach in Scotland
19 September, 2019
The Alpha Group, which specialises in office and educational furniture and layout design, has expanded its reach across the Scottish market with the launch of its new showroom in Glasgow.
Formerly in the city’s West Regent Street, the company recently opened its state-of-the-art office and showroom in a new 11 storey development in Finnieston with panoramic views of the Clyde.
Alpha Scotland provides the Scottish market with expert advice on how well designed and furnished spaces can positively impact productivity and engagement whether in the office or classroom. It also works closely with the well-established architecture and design community to leverage its experience in the commercial furniture market.
Alpha Scotland was born from the successful acquisition of the Steelcase business in Glasgow by the Belfast based Alpha Group. Alpha Scotland actively works in all the major cities in Scotland with a team of 12 people and has delivered a number of major projects for clients including Scottish Power, Cigna and Total, amongst others. The Scottish Power contract to design and fit out its new global headquarters in Glasgow was the largest contract in the company’s history with office furniture being provided for 2,000 employees.
The company has also experienced significant growth in the education sector within the Scottish market. Alpha Scotland has recently completed major projects including the recent refurbishment of key learning spaces at the University of the West of Scotland’s new £110m campus in Lanarkshire, as well as projects for The University of Glasgow and Edinburgh University.
Alpha Scotland Chief Executive, Paul Black, said:
“The team at Alpha Scotland specialises in creating environments that encourage more effective working. With our expanding footprint in Scotland and growing international expertise, we are in a strong position to secure more contracts across Europe and indeed the world. The business has experienced year on year growth of over 50%, with 2018 being one of our busiest years to date.
“Another important focus for our Scottish division is the education sector, we have a growing portfolio of some of the country’s top universities and schools that we have brought our expertise to. Universities in particular are increasingly modernising their facilities to attract students outside of the UK and Alpha is well placed to deliver on this growing demand for modern, functional education spaces.”