Project Manager and Principal Designer
Client: Womble Bond Dickinson
Silverstone Building Consultancy has been appointed as project manager and principal designer for Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP. The Top 20 UK law firm has agreed a new lease on the 6th floor at No. 1 Whitehall Riverside, Leeds, with a floorplate of approximately 17,000 sq. ft.
The work commenced onsite in May and are due to be completed in October. Also working on the project is TMS Consulting as mechanical and electrical engineer and 3Sphere as cost consultant.
The scheme has been designed to meet the requirements of a modern, forward-looking law firm with an eye on flexible working.
Womble Bond Dickinson aims to provide an innovative work environment that offers flexible and varied work spaces, where individuals and teams can work in the most effective ways and versatile client areas. Not only does this have a positive influence on the firm's performance but also on their client care and the wellbeing of its people.
The new office will incorporate a high specification client suite, where the layout and use is as flexible as possible incorporating a range of working environments, including touch down space, break out space/staff kitchen, a variety of collaborative working spaces, areas suitable for agile working, collaboration pods, quiet working areas, reprographics hub, showers and multi-faith facilities.
The refurbishment works are being procured under a design and build contract and the works are being progressed by ADT Workplace, whose design was selected after a competitive tender exercise.
Commenting on the project, Ben Rennocks, director based at the Leeds office of Silverstone Building Consultancy, said: “Silverstone are pleased to continue our working relationship with Womble Bond Dickinson, and it’s a pleasure to work with all parties linked to this project. This is an impressive office space and one which reflects a modern, hybrid, working environment.
“We are continuing to see strong growth within West Yorkshire, and projects such as this demonstrate the quality of projects Silverstone are currently delivering in Leeds to assist clients looking to rationalise and modernise their offices”.