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International law firm Clyde & Co moved part of its team to the iconic Manchester Royal Exchange building to support its continued growth and put the firm at the heart of city centre life.
Ensure a cost effective workspace
Create a open plan workspace
Include adequate meeting, storage and breakout facilities
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 offices and 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, Clyde & Co
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