Penningtons MANCHES -
Wood Street

Design Challenges & Considerations
Law firms traditionally work in cellular office environments due to extensive privacy requirements. Cityspace was faced with the challenge of taking our client from a traditional office to a more flexible workspace. Meeting pods for Skype and private calls were installed as an alternative to dry wall offices. Our design layout included open plan occupancy, along with open and private meeting spaces. 

The project involved providing design and construction services in a Breaam excellent building, which included a chill beamed system (designed to heat or cool large buildings). This is a slow reacting sensitive system, not ideal in cellular space. Due to the heavily perforated ceiling and chilled beam pipe work, acoustic separation presented noise challenges. Cityspace addressed this by using white noise sound cancelling systems with successful results. 

Key Project Achievements
The flexible office environment created by Cityspace saw a huge change in the work place culture for Penningtons. This has positively impacted the overall business; reducing the ratio of support staff to fee earners, electronic document control rather than a paper system and increased collaboration between staff. 

An impressive meeting room suite was built that had the capability to transform into a grand room for special occasions, using moveable walls.

Penningtons Manches -
Wood Street

Size of Company
Penningtons Manches have six locations in the UK. This project relocated 275 staff to Wood Street.

Location of Company
125 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AN.

Type of Company
Penningtons Manches is a leading UK law firm with six regional locations and a US office. Cityspace has completed design and construction projects at five of the six locations.

Client Brief
Cityspace was appointed to relocate Penningtons from their London office to Wood Street.

We have worked with Cityspace for a number of years, covering small to high level projects, often with very limited timescales. The process which is adopted is completely collaborative. Good sense, with an overriding wealth of experience gives the client a holistic solution. From project management to design, the team at Cityspace are dedicated, hardworking and there for you as a client.
— Louis Tolaini | Head of Building Management & Environment