Norton Rose Fulbright is a leading global law firm that provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. With more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.
After running a year –long pilot in Newcastle Upon Tyne they have now opened a legal process hub in Quayside House.
From an initial team of four based in serviced Regus offices, the hub has grown to employ a 28-strong team of lawyers, non-lawyers, paralegals, legal technologists and process designers and is set to grow to more than 100 over the next two to three years.
Norton Rose Fulbright agreed a 10-year lease with Northumberland Estates for the Quayside House premises, taking 6,950sqft on the first floor of the building.
Michael O’Driscoll, Senior Asset Manager at Northumberland Estates, said: “Securing Norton Rose Fulbright is a massive coup for Quayside House and for the wider region. North-Shoring has become increasingly common in recent years as a means of reducing operational costs. The North East offers excellent value for money when compared to other regions as well as benefiting from a high quality and loyal labour pool.”
Martin Scott, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Europe, Middle East and Asia, said in a recent publication: “We continue to invest in people, processes and technology to provide a creative working environment, which differentiates and improves the services we can provide to our clients.”
The interior design scheme provided by Workplace Design in London reflects Martins comments with the front elevation of the space overlooking the River Tyne and the Quayside given to a spacious rest and collaboration space for staff.
A blend of dining and soft seating areas with ample refreshment stations combine with feature wall coverings and flooring and LED pendant lighting to give a unique and modern vibe.
The creative touches continue into the rest of the floor with photo graphic wall coverings, feature slat walling, accent carpet areas, meeting rooms, informal waiting and meeting space and LED pendant lighting.
Glazed meeting rooms benefit and continue the theme of LED pendant lighting, with the added benefit of acoustic wall panels and the latest technology to keep in touch with colleagues and clients round the globe.
The furniture completes the scheme with task seating, bench desking, single person pods, and central hot-desk area with independent task lighting.
The nine-week project was delivered on time and within budget.
Posted November 1, 2017