Speechly Bircham is a law firm based in the centre of London, UK. Spacecraft provided Knoll’s newest range of desks; WA to the lawyers at Speechly Bircham. This was designed by Lissoni and launched in 2007. The finishes are limited to a palette of muted colours along with strong accent accessories. An architect’s favourite way of injecting colour to the standard office grey landscape. Knoll and B&B Italia combined to create an aesthetically pleasing office of desks and soft furnishings.
Another successful project with MCM and Overbury for 400 staff close to Holborn, London.
Location: New Street Square, London EC4A
Occupants: 450 people
Scope: Workstations, Seating, Storage & Meeting rooms
Brands: Knoll, Vitra, Bisley, Wilkhahn, B&B Italia
The move for Speechley Bircham held a number of challenges that law firms in London usually face when relocating their premises. Storage space is often a large consideration due to the nature of their work. The added challenge the New Street Square space was the inability to build storage wall on the floor and would have to be incorporated into the furniture scope. In addition, the company had limited the space they were taking so looked to take a heavy cellulalised company into an open plan layout.
Spacecraft tailored Knoll’s WA deking system to accommodate the law firms specific needs. Desk mounted storage boxes allowed users to localise their storage with freestanding banks of storage integrated with printer areas.
The system’s integrated meeting ends to the banks of desks where partners sat providing secluded meeting space without dividing the floor space with partitioning. Phone pods, and small meeting rooms provided secure private space which were furnished with complimenting aesthetic products.
A space efficient and highly functional open plan layout which has been received brilliantly by partners and staff alike. The office has allowed the company to reduce their cost on lease yet maintain the number of people required to make the organisation successful. Spacecraft regularly service Speechley Bircham as they continue to grow and consult our expertise on how best to use the system in the increasing floor space.