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Addleshaw Goddard
Setting a new benchmark for the 21st Century legal office
Client
Addleshaw Goddard
Location
Chiswell Street, London
Size
175,000 sq ft
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Addleshaw Goddard needed to bring their two London offices together and required a new building to do this. MCM was appointed to undertake the interior design and to assist Addleshaw Goddard to use their building to change the way they do business and the way they portray themselves to clients. 

The new building has a large central atrium, which allows for much more visual and physical connectivity. The ground floor contains the auditorium and staff restaurant with client meeting and dining facilities on the 1st floor.
Addleshaw Goddard’s new building is the next generation of legal workplace. The working floors are not cellular, but neither are they open plan in the conventional sense. This more open workplace solution is supported by a network of local meeting spaces – both formal and informal, quiet spaces, relaxation spaces and breakout areas. Every space is considered a potential working space, with variety as the key.

The client areas are designed on a highly serviced hotel principle. Clients and visitors from other offices are encouraged to drop in to use the facilities which comprise a variety of work and meeting settings again, supported by appropriate technology, including extensive wi-fi areas, tele-conferencing and video conferencing facilities.
The project had a tight programme, where client decisions needed to be made quickly - the challenge to MCM was to provide timely information for these far reaching decisions.

The transformation was completed well within budget and on programme, reflecting and supporting Addleshaw Goddard’s ambitions for their business, and has set a new benchmark for the 21st century legal office.
It goes without saying that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a great group of people and will always be a strong supporter of MCM.
Paul Way, Client Project Director, Addleshaw Goddard