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Clyde & Co

An industry-leading insurance risk and commercial law firm, Clyde & Co required an overhaul of their existing workplace culture, as they moved into a new 73,000sq ft facility in Manchester. Pre-pandemic, employees were spread across two buildings and fourteen floors, with the new offices taking up just four floors of a single building. The dilution of square footage is enabled by a space with furniture that supports flexible working and gives a plethora of options to workers, effectively breaking down silos.

The key objective of the project, completed by TSK, was to deliver a modern workspace that empowered staff to have more say in where and how they work. The utilisation of multi-use spaces, comprised of adaptable and intuitive products, went a long way towards solving this issue. Numerous Connection products were specified to effectively meet the core objective, and support the evolution of their workplace culture.

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One of the key features of the new space are private collaboration areas. Rooms was the ideal product to best meet this aim, particularly in this configuration. By enclosing a single side and allowing the remaining three to stay open, the individuals occupying Rooms are given the feeling of seclusion and privacy but retain a sense of place within the rest of the office.

Another necessity for Clyde & Co were spaces specifically for meeting and relaxation, away from the dedicated workspaces positioned around the office. Canova chairs were seen as the ideal product to be positioned within a breakout work café space for employees to congregate within. The work café area provides a different dimension to the orthodox breakout space, with multiple functions available from informal meetings to dining with colleagues.

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Placed sporadically throughout the office, multiple breakfast bars were specified, accented by Swoosh stools in a variety of base and fabric options. Like the work café, these areas are seen as integral to the ‘one team’ approach desired by Clyde & Co, by building a working synergy between employees.

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Away from the hustle and bustle of the core office space are a series of private rooms designed for multiple purposes, whether that be as an area for more formal meetings, or somewhere to escape and find a moment of seclusion for individual work. Rollie was specified to provide a blend of residential soft-seating and stylish design, making it the ideal chair for a meeting room within a modern workspace.