Workplace wellness - office refurbishment
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Boston Scientific Ireland Ltd
PM Group Office

This state-of-the-art office expansion in Galway captures Boston Scientific’s commitment to its core values, providing a positive, inspiring and healthy workplace.

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Jordaan Kemp
Jordaan Kemp

Group Head of Architecture

Workplace wellness

PM Group was appointed to repurpose and convert a large 1970s industrial warehouse into a productive and creative workspace. Working within Boston Scientific’s global guidelines, the design team wanted to develop an environment that promotes workplace wellness. The design incorporates a full upgrade of utility services and has a goal for LEED certification aligned with the client’s core value of promoting a healthy workplace.

This project was highly commended in the 2019 Interior Architecture and Design Awards (Best Interior Design and Fit Out Project over €5 million categories) 

PM Group’s services included architecture, engineering design, procurement, project management, construction oversight and LEEP AP. Completed in 2018, the project was delivered in 22 months from detailed design to handover.

Biophillic design approach

The design team’s Biophillic approach aimed to connect the building users to the natural environment. To achieve this, the office space incorporates large windows and roof lights which provide natural light and maximise views of the mature landscape outside. The interior design utilises natural materials, textures, colour palette and graphics based on nature. The open plan workspace incorporates informal break out and collaboration areas, quiet rooms and varied private meeting spaces. 

Sustainable design features

The office was designed with the goal of LEED certification. It incorporates a full upgrade of utility services including water efficiency (45% demand reduction), energy efficiency improvements (minimum 13% overall energy demand reduction, 50% light energy demand reduction), onsite renewable energy in the form of solar thermal and photovoltaic to provide 7.5% contribution to the annual energy demand.


About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Ireland Ltd is a subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of medical devices.  Boston Scientific products are used in a broad range of specialist medical areas, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, radiology, urology and vascular surgery.


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Jordaan Kemp

Group Head of Architecture