The Mills & Reeve Project
Komfort were appointed by SCL Interiors to assist with the £2.9 million refurbishment and redesign of Mills and Reeve LLP offices in Norwich. Mills and Reeve are one of the top law firms in the UK with six offices, more than 480 lawyers and over 870 staff.
Mills and Reeve’s Norwich office is located in St James Place building, which is a new business quarter for Norwich and is the only Grade A office building available in the City Centre. St James Place was developed by Jarrold & Sons in 2017 to meet the challenging demands of businesses in the 21st Century. The refurbishment of the offices aimed to provide a modern office of the highest environmental standard, in its beautiful riverside setting.
The Brief in Brief
The Architect, Feilden and Mawson, were briefed to create an exciting and dynamic office environment which adhered to the building’s location but which also matched the company’s ethos. Their designs featured sliding doors on the meeting rooms and to partition the glazed atrium.
To complete the contemporary professional environment that Mills & Reeve wanted, Komfort’s Sonik Slide double glazed sliding doors were installed to all the meeting rooms. The Sonik collection provides enhanced acoustic performance whilst also creating an open-plan modern feel.
For the stunning fully glazed atrium, which stretched above the ground floor restaurant, Komfort’s Polar single glazing was used. Polar single glazed is designed with a minimum number of components, and thus facilitates the speed of erection without compromising structural stability and rigidity. The atrium was named one of the stand out features of the project.
Polar single glazing was also used on the office fronts with timber doorframes.
The end result
The remarkable scale project was completed in 26 weeks and was worth £2.9 million. The Mills and Reeve offices now provide an inspiring work environment, which has vastly improved client experience.