Tucked in the industrial park between Routes 512 and 191 is Piramal Critical Care, a manufacturer of anesthesia. Currently, their facility is over 25,000 SF including a state-of-art automated packaging line, stability chambers and a large warehouse. Functioning 24/7, the facility plays a major role in the sale and distribution of drugs to over 120 countries. Like many companies in the health care and pharmaceutical industries, Piramal has been growing. Since 2010, Piramal has invested over $10 million in their Bethlehem facilities, and they continue to grow with plans to lease another building at 268 Brodhead Road in Bethlehem. The new site will become the United States Headquarters for Piramal Critical Care.
The expansion into the adjacent real estate across Brodhead Road will allow operations to continue in the same area, but the new space will require extensive interior renovations. Originally built in the early 1990s, the property is confining, dark and has an obsolete layout. “The work environment has transformed so much in the past 20 years,” says Les McCoy president of DesignPoint. “For example, natural light was mostly captured by executive offices. Piramal has been a great partner in letting us help them design a transformation of an outdated interior to an open and collaborative space that will meet their corporate identity”.
Piramal will have a new reception area, executive boardroom, and ancillary meeting rooms. The renovated space will be state-of-the-art and offer modern amenities that appeal to younger workers including a new café, exercise room with lockers, lounge space with ping pong tables, fireplace and casual areas for collaboration. DesignPoint is managing the interior design and space planning that will incorporate a complete new LED lighting system and acoustic management for the open floor plan.
Assisting McCoy on the project is interior design associate Jennifer Fronheiser who noted, “Piramal is open to a unique design approach. Using their headquarters in Kurla, India as inspiration, we are merging modern office design with natural materials to create an innovative and professional working environment.”
DesignPoint is a full-service interior design firm that has helped many offices perform to their maximum potential for client engagement and employee productivity. Over the next few months, DesignPoint will be highlighting a few client stories that will provide insight into how top executives work. The stories exemplify how to strategically inject best practices for space planning, layouts, and interior design for successful businesses.
If you are interested in learning about DesignPoint’s interior design and architectural services call them at 610-807-9670 or visit http://designpoint-interiors.com/.