Based below our Bell Architects HQ, Stephen Cairns Hairdressing occupies part of our own building and thus also shares our hot water, which fits in with our environmental agenda. We’re always looking at ways to be more energy-efficient and to maximise our use of resources, as well as supporting local retailers, so this works really well for both of our businesses.
When we initially bought the site, it was derelict and run-down so underwent a complete transformation to become what it is now. We developed an entirely fresh format for the building, evolving it into a complete structure which is both functional, architecturally interesting and environmentally-friendly. We think it works and we like it.