Browne Jacobson has revealed its vision for the law firm office of the future with the
unveiling of its new look Manchester office at No1 Spinningfields.
The design of its new 3rd Floor Manchester office, which will act as the blueprint for its
four other UK offices in Birmingham, London, Nottingham and Exeter, is in line with
the national powerhouse’s commitment to agile working and a response to evolving
employee and client needs in a post pandemic world.
Working closely with office design and fit out specialists, Office Innovations, the firm
has created a modern, agile and vibrant office space that it envisages will be used
less as a traditional office and more as a flexible hub allowing its employees the
flexibility to work both remotely and meet up with colleagues and clients for meetings,
networking, socialising and collaborating.
In a recent survey of its 75 strong Manchester team, over 90 per cent expressed a
desire to work more flexibly post pandemic, splitting their working week between their
home and the office.
The firm’s new office has been specially designed to be multi-functional,
incorporating its inclusive and collaborative brand values throughout. In doing so the
firm has reduced the number of standard desks in favour of open plan workstations,
introduced modern seating furniture and installed the latest in video conferencing
technology in response of the popularity of video and audio conferencing platforms
such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, creating a free-flowing, flexible, working and
The firm has also incorporated living walls around the space and a series of striking
natural images chosen by staff to create a therapeutic healing effect and aid mental
Amanda Callaghan, Partner and Head of the Manchester office, said :
“When the landlords approached us, we saw the opportunity to relocate within No1
Spinningfields as a win – win for us, the landlords and their new tenants.
“We have listened very carefully to how our people want to work going forwards and
this has enabled us to create a modern office environment that has the perfect mix of
social, private and collaborative working spaces befitting a national powerhouse law
firm in a post pandemic world.
“Browne Jacobson is firmly committed to growing its Manchester office and whilst
remote working is certainly here to stay, our people believe that having a visible
presence in one of Manchester’s most iconic office locations is vital.”
The firm occupied Floor 14 when it first moved to No1 Spinningfields in December
2017 and will be officially relocate to Floor 3 in May.