Leading City law firm, Wedlake Bell, appointed us to relocate their office at Bedford Row to 71 Queen Victoria Street.
Previously split across six floors, the move was prompted by both a need to improve communication and a desire to embrace new ways of working – a bold feat within the legal sector. Our team worked closely with Wedlake Bell to create a design plan that supported and encouraged this big cultural shift.
The key to our success was to build the right environment with all the facilities they needed.
We created an open plan layout with private booths, allowing employees to choose the right environment for the task at hand. All fee-earning lawyers moved from cellular offices to a full open plan environment. With these adjustments, we were able to enhance their front-of-house facilities to include a full conference area housing up to 150 people, 15 meeting suites and an associated terrace.
Our design scheme was driven by the use of natural light and architectural vistas to create a space that takes a step away from the usual corporate solution. A neutral and professional colour palette was incorporated into the furniture, fabrics and floor finishes using bold colours, derived from Wedlake Bell’s branding, as striking accents in their breakout area and open plan workspace. The overall look and feel of the space is a nod towards the possibilities of clever design.