Creating a catalyst for changing work styles

Global Law Firm,
London

With amenities that no longer supportive of the current needs of the practice, this legal law firm was determined to reimagine 25,000 square feet of meeting rooms, library, storage and case rooms into a vibrant community hub; bringing both clients and staff together in a combination of formal and informal settings.

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Creating a catalyst for changing work styles section
Creating a catalyst for changing work styles section

Solutions in Space

To achieve a transformational workplace, two objectives generally need to be achieved. First, the design must deliver greater benefit and productivity to staff. Second, it should achieve this at a lower cost to the business, while maximising the return on the capital invested. 

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Cafeterias were thus transformed into a space to support client seminars and training events. Regular meeting rooms are designed to also support fine dining with concealed service furniture for lunch time meetings.

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Auditorium

A previously unused events space was transformed into a 160-person dished auditorium for presentations.

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Guests of the dining space are greeted at a concierge desk in the lobby

Guests of the dining space are greeted at a concierge desk in the lobby

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The benefits and opportunity this brings to fee-earning staff allows the partnership to reduce the workspace allocation elsewhere in the building and ultimately move toward an open plan or unassigned desks model, knowing that the core amenities are fully supportive. Over the length of the lease, this leads to space efficiencies and removes the requirement for outsourced event space, thus providing tangible P&L improvements.

 

  • Status Complete
  • Area 25,000 sq-f
  • Completion date 2015
  • Location London
  • Photographer Alex Kendrick

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