New office inspires new culture for Hay & Kilner

Overbury worked with leading North East law firm Hay & Kilner to deliver their new 15,000 sq ft office space at The Lumen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Project partners

  • Hay & Kilner
  • Knight Frank
Overbury went the extra mile with the design. It meant that we could visualise the space better, and it also showed you were keen to work with us. We liked that.

Jonathan Waters and Fran Rutherford, Hay & Kilner

Key features

  • Design and build
  • Technology
  • Focus on furniture
  • Open plan office space

The move to one of Newcastle's newest and most exciting developments represented an opportunity to adopt new ways of working to support Hay & Kilner’s changing culture. The firm were keen to attract and retain the best new talent in the region, whilst at the same time raising their profile both regionally and nationally. The new space provides a range of agile work settings to provide the right environment for the task at hand.

Key to the success of the project was the careful management of logistics, deliveries and noisy works. The building is occupied and is located within the thriving Helix Community, adjacent to other commercial premises along with leisure and residential facilities. Parking is limited and deliveries needed to be scheduled to ensure the safety and security of other building users. We invested time in building good relationships with the building management team and other building occupiers to ensure that any noisy or disruptive works were delivered within agreed timescales, were communicated in advance, and caused the least possible disruption.

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