13th November 2018
Walker Morris took a further step closer to moving into its new flagship 76,000 sq ft premises after appointing a specialist fit out company.
The premises at 33 Wellington Street is already undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment and renovation program to transform the look and feel of the building and to provide a premium working environment for its 450 employees. The move will be the largest professional services relocation in the city for almost 15 years.
See a short video of the latest progress below:
Following a competitive tender process Walker Morris has now appointed Overbury PLC to undertake the fit out contract of the internal floors to form reception, client meeting facilities, working floors, staff amenity and ancillary areas, which will include bespoke joinery, custom made lighting and feature artwork, together with complex services, acoustic and audio visual and communication requirements.
Walker Morris plan to take occupation of their new premises in summer 2019.
Malcolm Simpson, Managing Partner at Walker Morris commented:
“This is a very exciting time for the firm. The move will be a fantastic opportunity to have a great working environment which fits with our brand as a preeminent and distinctive law firm. The designs for the interiors of the new building will help to inspire our staff, and enable them to work more collaboratively and effectively; whether they are in the office, working remotely at home, with clients or on the move.
“We’re delighted to appoint Overbury as part of our team to work with us to take the next step on our journey.”
Director of Fox Lloyd Jones and Project Manager for the scheme Gavin Beevers, said:
“The internal fit out scheme designed by Strive and MRB will deliver an outstanding business environment and we are delighted to welcome Overbury to be a key part of the delivery.
The external transformation of the building is already looking very dramatic and we feel the internal works will be equally impressive on completion”
Dan Hooker, Commercial Director of Overbury Northern added
“Walker Morris and their consultant team have carefully taken their time to engineer and design a stunning and highly engaging environment for their internal teams and clients at 33 Wellington Place.
Overbury are delighted to be delivering this high quality scheme that will set a benchmark fit-out for the region and support the client in their continued success over the years to come”