McCain transforms HQ into hybrid working space

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The new hybrid office has been designed to help the wellness of workers
The new hybrid office has been designed to help the wellness of workers

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McCain Foods has transformed its UK HQ in Scarborough to create a hybrid working area for its office staff in order to boost employee wellness and build on the company’s sustainability goals.

The frozen potato manufacturer revealed that a “state-of-the-art​” test kitchen, display kitchen and tasting rooms have been installed as part of the project, which is the first refurbishment at the site for 20 years. 

The work at the new look Employee and Customer Experience Centre also involved creating auditorium spaces, an onsite coffee shop and a roof terrace, complete with external meeting hubs.


These have been designed to give employees flexibility when it comes to how and where they work. The work was carried out by Yorkshire-based Chameleon Business Interiors.

Howard Snape, regional president of McCain GB & Ireland, said: “Like many businesses in a post-pandemic world, we’re embracing hybrid working but also an increased focused on well-being. 

“That’s why I’m so pleased with the result of the new offices that Chameleon have developed for us, they offer such a flexible working environment for our teams which I know will enable them to thrive.”

Small details

Shaun Watts, chairman of Chameleon, said: “While it was a huge project to be involved in, it was also important for our team to consider the small details, to ensure McCain staff have everything they need to drive their business forward. From specially-designed boardroom tables that enable everyone to be seen on camera during virtual meetings, no matter where they are sat, to bespoke, soundproofed and airconditioned booths for solo working, we were keen to answer every part of McCain’s brief.

“Hybrid workspaces are pivotal to modern businesses in the wake of the pandemic and I’m sure McCain employees will enjoy working in their new, versatile space.”

At the end of 2021 ​McCain Foods has acquired a minority stake​in Irish plant-based food firm Strong Roots in a deal worth $55m (£41.5m).




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