Legally fitted out

Based in the City of London, Freshfields, the international law firm, charged Overbury with the task of stripping and fitting out four floors of their London office.

Project partners

  • GTM5
  • TP Bennett
  • Gardiner & Theobald
  • Chapman Bathurst Partnership

Project description

The office, however, had to remain operational throughout the project, so the first element of the contract was to trace and tag the firm’s M&E. Noise and disruption are not conducive to legal work, so Overbury coordinated the works with the client, and they were not disturbed. The relocation of staff facilities was phased and they were relocated as the project continued.

Client-facing facilities, fine dining restaurants, meeting rooms, breakout areas and receptions were provided, and Overbury oversaw the installation of a feature staircase and the refurbishment of the lower atrium. The main reception features a glazed entrance screen, revolving doors, joinery panels, a new desk and feature ceilings.

Furthermore, recognising the need to promote movement and employee wellbeing, a new fully kitted-out onsite gym was provided, complete with showers and changing rooms. For the active commuters, cycle parking spaces, showers and lockers were also provided for up to 200 associates.

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