A Times’ ‘Top 100 Company To Work For’, Cobbetts has relocated 300 staff to 44,000 sq ft over two floors at Birmingham’s landmark One Colmore Square building at the city's professional core.
Befitting an employer regarded for the value it emplaces on human resources, the new workspace - designed by Tilney Shane - provides visually striking public areas and a stimulating environment for the firm’s staff.
The space features extensive communal areas including quiet rooms, project rooms and break out areas, while brightly-coloured floor to ceiling boards with corporate branding denote different areas and spaces within the office.
London-based Office Projects fulfilled the £2.2m contract in only 11 weeks with a ‘turnkey’ interior including technology-quipped boardrooms with sliding partitions, video conferencing facilities, a large number of client meeting rooms, partner quiet rooms, staff canteens, and office service areas including printing zones and shower facilities.
Founded in 1994 as a design, build and furnisher, Office Projects has specified a full range of furniture for Cobbetts’ Birmingham office including desking, seating and storage selected from the VERCO range.
A bespoke desking design with integrated screens and storage derived from VERCO’s Visual range is a prominent feature of the interior.
Visual desking comes in four-legged, cantilever frame and panel end options in addition to wave and rectangular tops on an adjustable, wire-managed three-piece beam frame.
The range also provides for pedestals and low storage units as well as personal and departmental storage and a wide range of meeting tables.
The furniture is complemented by an application of VERCO 2-smart chairs. Style and optimum ergonomic functionality were prime considerations in specifying the chairs, which employ automatic adjustment to guide and support individual users whilst retaining unrestricted movement and thereby improving blood circulation and combating muscle fatigue.
2-smart backs and seats work independently of one another for unprecedented freedom of movement, even adjusting to suit the individual needs of user’s legs.
Task and operator chairs are available in a choice of two seat widths, with fixed or adjustable arms, on a five-star base in black, silver or chrome finishes. Upholstered or mesh seat backs are available and the range is offered in a wide choice of fabrics and colours with 12 task, operator, conference and visitor seating options available.
Relocation in Britain’s ‘second city’ measures Cobbetts intent on dominating the legal market outside London from its offices in the key regional centres of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Having more than sufficient space at One Colmore Square also provides for the expansion of this important office over the next three years.
September 2006 sees the launch of Office Projects’ subsidiary Footprint Furniture. The Putney-based company will be assisting architects, FMs and building users in procuring and managing off-the-shelf and bespoke furniture assets.
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Founded by the Vere family in 1912 and remaining in family ownership today, VERCO Office Furniture operates a wholly-owned 440,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK where its makes a diverse selection of seating, desking and storage designs for all types of modern workplace environment.