A Look Inside Mills & Reeve’s Modern Birmingham Office
Mills & Reeve, one of the UK’s largest commercial law firms that offers legal advice services, recently hired workplace design firm Area to design their new office in Birmingham, England.
“The objective for the scheme was to improve the client experience and create a better working environment for all the end users by way of ﬂexible spaces allowing people to get together to collaborate and socialise. With six ﬂoors in constant operation and located in a prime area of Birmingham’s business district access was tight, timescales tighter and work had to be undertaken without disruption to the day-to-day running of a major law firm. The design concept reﬂects the Mills & Reeve brand but is tailored to the Birmingham location, embracing the history of the area and the architectural features of the building. The project demanded a planned phasing of the refurbishment, moving and decanting Mills & Reeve teams from one ﬂoor to another across the four ‘working’ ﬂoors making use of the ground ﬂoor, basement and top ﬂoor. The basement area was re-engineered to capitalise on the space, and now includes a café, changing facilities, showers, lockers and secure bicycle parking as well as break out areas to encourage an agile approach to working. The top ﬂoor has been designed so that the conservatory roof space is geared to entertaining and relaxing social event space for staff and guests. Downstairs in the reception area are hotel class facilities for clients with top rated meeting spaces – all geared to maximise the end-user experience,” says Area
- Location: Birmingham, England
- Date completed: 2019
- Size: 30,000 square feet
- Design: Area