Client story

Transformation of Chivas Brothers’ Leven office

A celebration of conviviality and collaboration at a world-class bottling facility


48,000 sq.ft.


 Kilmalid, Scotland


Project & Development Services - Lead Consultant

As “Créateurs de convivialité,” Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, have a vision - to turn every social interaction into a genuine and convivial experience by enabling people to share moments of joy. Aligned to this, Chivas Brothers is committed to offering products and experiences which surprise and delight, and to ensuring a respectful, diverse and sustainable future filled with positive human connections for all.

The Challenge

After several years, the Leven office space was no longer fit for purpose. Chivas Brothers decided to retain its existing facility and refurbish the space to accommodate both its operational and office teams, serving as a hub to unite employees and facilitate positive human connections across the site.

The JLL approach

JLL was appointed as lead consultant, acting as the principal point of contact for the client team and providing Project Management, Contract Administration, Principal Design and Cost Management Services. We partnered closely with the team at Chivas Brothers to capture their aims and aspirations for the site alongside understanding the practicalities of refurbishing an existing building on a live 24-hour operational site – all during the 2020-2021 pandemic.

Having one point of contact across the project ensured a cohesive and integrated approach, maximising project success and minimising disruption.

Bringing it to life

Chivas Brothers’ Leven office has been transformed into a fresh, inspirational, world-class facility that brings more colleagues together to enjoy connection, creativity, and conviviality. The new office marks a significant milestone in Chivas Brothers’ ongoing investment in the future of Scotch and it’s the single biggest transformation the site has ever seen.

The refurbished facility includes:

  • Exceptional flexible working environment arrangements
  • A ‘convivial lounge’ in keeping with the company’s brand
  • Coffee bars and open kitchen spaces, drawing colleagues together
  • Collaborative and agile spaces throughout the office as well as state-of-the-art meeting spaces supported by technology solutions 
How JLL helped Chivas Brother’s to SEE A BRIGHTER WAY

The refurbished space has not only boosted the area in general, but also creates authentic experiences - uniting people and communities.

An award-winning project

JLL is delighted to announce that the project is a category winner in Scotland for the British Council of Offices Award ‘Refurbished / Recycled Workplace’ category.