Shoosmiths’ Manchester team has moved into its new home at the XYZ building in Spinningfields, transferring the law firm’s entire 190-strong team into an agile working environment.
The new office concept was developed by Claremont following close consultation with employees. The firm has already introduced agile working at its office in the Thames Valley.
Shoosmiths’ new Manchester office, which occupies 32,000 sq ft at Allied London’s XYZ building, incorporates 11 different types of workspace along with breakout areas.
The new workspaces include a garden, a library that blends elements of modern and traditional interior design, a multi-zonal project room, drafting areas, touch down zones, singular and group booths and telecon rooms. Each of the office’s five practice groups will be assigned their own ‘neighbourhood’, which incorporates traditional deskspace along with collaborative areas.
To facilitate free movement around the various workspaces, Shoosmiths has invested in a purpose-designed IT system that means employees can roam the building while staying fully connected. Teams will use Wi-Fi-only laptops and cloud phones, along with wireless casting that will enable them to project from laptops onto large screens throughout the office.
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