Lake view of the main reception and restaurant
Central atrium
Testimonial wall
Break-out space
Sparks Cafe
Open plan offices
Restaurant veranda

Pentland HQ


The Pentland Group required a new headquarters, offering a striking home for its well-known brands -  Speedo, Ellesse, Kickers and Lacoste. It also needed major facilities for the Group’s Marketing and Executive operations. The brief was to provide an environment for the designers, support staff and directors that was inspiring, open and innovative.  The concept developed with every part of the campus becoming a creative work space, where “thinking outside the box” happens.

. . . I told you I wanted the best office in Britain. One has ambitions, but one never expects to achieve them. Thank you for what all you and your gang have done.
— R Stephen Rubin - Chairman of Pentland Group Plc

Built around and partly across a lake, the new headquarters provides all that the client requested - and more. Beautiful and spacious reception and presentation areas together with the lakeside dining pavilion provide the “buzz” that is required.  The group work areas where “Imagineering” happens are fun and funky. RT worked closely with Pentland’s in-house designers and brand managers on the finishes and interior design to create an environment where people and brands define the spaces.

Pentland HQ was awarded the British Council for Office’s Best of the Best Award and was awarded a Times Gestetner Award. 

Client: Pentland Group

Contractor: Mowlem

Value: £20m