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Shoosmiths
Midlands

Sectors:
Legal
Location:
Birmingham
Project Size:
40,000 Sq ft
Project Value:
£5.3 m
Programme:
21 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Audio visual
Read the brief & results
"Shoosmiths has held a significant number of major client presentations and meetings as well as evening events in our superb client space, with our existing and new clients still being wowed by this space." Carol Light, Head of Facilities Management

The brief

Having outgrown their office of 11 years at 125 Colmore Row, Shoosmiths sought a new environment that would better represent the business and accommodate its growing team.

Nurton Developments’ recently refurbished office building, Two Colmore Square was deemed the perfect location, as it allows Shoosmiths to have its whole team on one, open plan floorplate for the first time.

The brief was to provide open plan working for Shoosmiths’ 180 staff and create a state-of-the-art client suite with the look and feel of a London law firm. Claremont took over the space at ‘shell and core’ status, which enabled the Cat A and Cat B fit-out to be managed simultaneously.

The results

The new environment supports a more collaborative and open style of working and expresses Shoosmiths’ brand values and working culture, helping to differentiate the practice in a highly competitive market.

By working with a shell and core space, Claremont started with a completely blank canvas and was able to provide an office interior design and fit-out that was fully tailored to Shoosmiths’ requirements.

Claremont also handled move management for the 180+ members of staff over the course of a bank holiday weekend to avoid disruption to the legal firm’s day-to-day activities.

One of the most important aspects of this project was the need to manage acoustics. This was achieved through an unprecedented combination of sound absorption and masking techniques and products to reduce noise, echo and reverberation.

 

Shoosmiths has held a significant number of major client presentations and meetings as well as evening events in our superb client space, with our existing and new clients still being wowed by this space. The client space has become the hub of Shoosmiths, in part because of its location in Birmingham but also as it continues to set the standard for the business. The staff remain happy and enjoy their working environment and we always look to Birmingham when planning other refurbishments and new offices. The quality of the fit-out and design speaks for itself.

Carol Light
Head of Facilities Management, Shoosmiths
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