This fitout of an existing upper-level office space in a former Teneriffe woolstore strips the space right back to its original raw materiality, then adds in the bare minimum to define the functions of a solicitors' office.
The plan diagram is extremely simple, with the long thin space fronted by an open reception, which is separated from the main office space by a transverse-oriented boardroom and meeting room. Thus, the two primary functions of legal practice - client interface and focused work - share effortlessly discreet access to the shared meeting spaces.
Meeting rooms are formed simply by infilling between existing floor, columns and beams with frameless glass. There are almost no full height partitions, with offices defined only by a standard 2.4m part-height storage unit and a frameless glass divider from the main office space. Secretaries and graduates work in the open-plan heart of the office, where all the shared services such as libraries and staff hub are located.