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Clyde & Co
North West

Sectors:
Legal
Location:
Manchester
Project Size:
12,000 Sq ft
Project Value:
£400 k
Programme:
7 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Audio visual
Read the brief & results
"This building presented several challenges but the team was adept at working within its constraints and finding workable solutions that would deliver a very high quality and inspirational work environment." Rob Stephens, Head of property and facilities

The brief

Clyde & Co decided to move some departments from its existing location at The Chancery to the Manchester Royal Exchange in order to provide room for expansion in a more cost effective location. Claremont’s brief was to design an open plan workspace with adequate meeting, storage and breakout facilities.

The results

The project far exceeded Clyde & Co’s expectations and the teams that moved are delighted with their new work environment, so much so that some client meetings are being hosted there, which was not initially part of the requirement brief.

Claremont provided all aspects of the interior design and fit-out and created a space that includes several meeting rooms, two kitchens to service the meeting spaces and the staff areas, a breakout space and open plan working for 130 employees. Significant storage provision was also provided adjacent to work areas and locally in the space in high density mobile systems. The team also gave special consideration to managing office noise and fitted acoustic barriers into the ceiling and floor voids within meeting rooms and work areas.

Working within the constraints of a listed building, Claremont achieved consent for all aspects of the work, including structural changes to strengthen the floors. Weight spreading steels were installed to accommodate the rolling storage system within the office spaces.

The Manchester Royal Exchange houses a theatre, shops and officesand is within a pedestrianised area. Claremont not only delivered the project on time and to budget, but also worked hard to minimise disruption to the tenants and the public during the work.

 

This building presented several challenges but the team was adept at working within its constraints and finding workable solutions that would deliver a very high quality and inspirational work environment. Clyde & Co is now very well equipped for its continued growth.

Rob Stephens
Head of property and facilities, Clyde & Co
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