Mishcon de Reya features in The Lawyer UK 200: Workspace Trends 2016 report.
Mishcon in particular has gone the whole hog in transforming its client experience, following its move from Red Lion Square to listed building Africa House. New arrivals are greeted by a waiter offering coffee from the barista and providing wi-fi details on a card.
As chief operating officer Bambos Georgiou puts it, the firm had an army of external consultants advising on the deal including principal architects TP Bennett and Hambury Hird to help with the heritage issues relating to the listed status of the building.
"The biggest design decisions were on the communal client areas," adds Georgiou. "As with the lawyer offices upstairs we made clever use of glass to create a hybrid open-plan and cellular workspace. On each floor we have internal meeting rooms and kitchens (containing honesty fridges) as well as more informal spaces.
The attention to detail in the choice of décor and fittings appears to have been worth it. As one of the firm's clients, the former chair of the FTSE FD Club, puts it, "the front of house experience is the best in the City".
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