GS&P is providing complete design services for Schwan Cosmetics USA’s new 173,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 35 miles southeast of Nashville. The German-based private-label cosmetics supplier selected the greenfield site in late 2013 and design of the campus is well underway.
The facility maximizes adjacencies to encourage collaboration between manufacturing employees and office employees. The open layout and neutral palette helps to strategically highlight branding elements. Amenity spaces include a fitness center and locker rooms, café with computer stations and conference rooms.
The space is also designed to allow clients to fully experience the innovations of the Schwan Cosmetics’ team. The reception lobby will make a striking first impression with glass walls offering direct views into the clean, organized manufacturing facility. Clients can move further into the factory along a central spine or continue upstairs to view the Research & Development (R&D) Lab.
GS&P is part of the design-build team with Turner Construction. The facility is expected to open in early 2015.