Weightmans Liverpool HQ made fit for the future
National law firm Weightmans has made a seven figure investment in its people with a complete renovation of its Liverpool headquarters
National law firm Weightmans has made a seven figure investment in its people with a complete renovation of its Liverpool headquarters and move to new working practices.
The office is home to almost half of all Weightmans employees. The redesign and fit-out, which is being delivered by Warrington-based Claremont, began in November 2019 and includes ergonomic furniture, a social hub and extended innovation space.
Following a thorough review and successful implementation in most of Weightmans’ other offices, the firm has also taken the opportunity to move to an agile-working model — improving efficiency and working arrangements, allowing more flexible working for staff and reducing the amount of space required.
Weightmans has been based in The Plaza on Old Hall Street in Liverpool since it moved from India Buildings in 2012, with a ground floor reception and client suite as well as two floors above. The first floor will receive a complete refit, with state of the artwork stations and new equipment for every member of staff.
The renovation comes to an end as Weightmans is recognised as a UK Top Employer for the thirteenth year.
Weightmans’ Managing Partner John Schorah
“We have recognised the evolution of working life and our staff have embraced the benefits of flexible and agile working in other offices. Rolling this out in our headquarters is a natural next step - it enables us to function more efficiently, continue to grow our teams and successfully limit our environmental impact as we work towards an entirely paperless approach.
“Our offices must promote wellness and social responsibility, seamlessly integrate teams, leverage the latest technology and provide a great base for face to face engagement with our clients and colleagues, with an ultimate focus on increasing efficiency and performance.
I am confident that the steps we have taken over the last two years go a long way to achieving this.”
Claremont’s Patrick Ames led the project, he said:
“As we delivered the interior design and fit-out when Weightmans first moved into The Plaza, we know the building and the business well and it was a privilege to be able to support them again.
“The finished office brings Weightmans’ strong brand identity, engaging staff culture and commitment to be a good employer to life, while providing the variety and flexibility they need to thrive and reap the benefits of agile working fully.”
Colin Forshaw, regional director at Bruntwood Works in Liverpool, said:
"Weightmans is a colossus of the Liverpool commercial community and a longstanding cornerstone of The Plaza's success over the past decade.
"We are always pleased when a customer takes such a forward-thinking approach to their property needs and
we are obviously delighted that Weightmans are a key part of The Plaza's story as the building enters a new and potentially game-changing chapter in its ongoing development, with plans to transform the ground floor areas to create a dynamic new space where businesses can collaborate, innovate and thrive."