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One of the common themes we’ve seen lately is a move by businesses to maximize their real estate by consolidating square footage when possible. We recently discussed a few larger corporations doing just so.

Legal firm Weightmans LLP recently underwent a similar move. After merging with another firm, the company found it had two office locations in Liverpool. The firm looked to “bring together both teams under the Weightmans brand, maximise staff productivity and reduce occupancy costs” – and as such looked to Claremont Group Interiors to move its 550 staff to a new office at 100 Old Street.

“The scope of the project included the ground, first and second floors, including a mezzanine above reception. It was important to Weightmans to maximise natural light within the new office and have a totally open plan working environment with a generous space allocation for individuals. The new office also had to be modern, progressive and functional and provide innovative storage solutions.

The impressive reception area includes an illuminated curved feature wall that extends up to the first floor, providing a welcoming space for visitors. Furniture and audio-visual solutions were provided for the open plan office, boardroom, eight client meeting rooms, ten quiet rooms and two seminar rooms, which can be opened up to create a larger presentation space. Staverton ZD desks have been used to provide an open plan office that also provides some privacy for individuals. With Weightmans new clear desk policy, Claremont implemented a storage solution that accommodated all of the firm’s requirements, providing everyone with a pedestal, storage tower and centralised rolling storage to maximise the daylight within the office.

100 Old Hall Street can be classed as a flagship office for the  award winning firm, providing a very high profile working environment. Although Weightmans embraced a totally open plan office layout, the new design allows for generous space allocation for individuals and provides a number of quiet and break out rooms.”

Fit out: Claremont Group Interiors