Office design and build for law firm with personality

We love big ambitions so when Mills & Reeve told us they wanted to be the law firm of choice for tech and creative industries, we jumped at the opportunity to design and build an office to give a competitive edge with a new collaborative and agile workplace. This new office, in Manchester’s Circle Square development, showcases inclusive culture, providing great facilities for employees and a fun place to work.

Key features

  • Client experience
  • Technology sector
  • Cultural change

This is no ordinary law firm so we were inspired to create a destination office that would delight employees and ‘wow’ tech and creative clients.

This 15,000 sq ft office was designed to bring together all 100 employees onto one floorplate for the first time. Greater levels of collaboration and better wayfinding are obvious advantages of moving to a single open plan workspace; however, we also used the change to introduce new technology and shake up ways of working.

New ways of working

We combined formal and informal zones to accommodate collaboration, concentration and everything in between.

Around the light-filled café and kitchen, you’ll find long tables, booths and soft benches for brainstorming, team working or even just spontaneous catch ups. Private one-person plug-and-play workstations and meeting rooms of varying sizes, including a large training and conference suite, are tucked away down the corridor for more quiet or focused working.

A destination office

We designed and built a unique environment to give Mills & Reeve a competitive edge; one which invites innovation, agility and collaboration, all whilst providing a destination that clients, visitors and colleagues choose to visit.

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