DLA Piper hires Como for £3.4 million office fit-out in Manchester

17 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

DLA Piper, as part of its planned move to One St Peter's Square in Manchester mid-way through this year, has hired Como for a Cat A and Cat B fit-out. The aim will be to create a well-structured work space, as well as a high impact client-facing environment.

One St Peter's Square is a high-rise building in the centre of Manchester city. The building, completed in 2014, has 14 floors and around 268,000 square feet of floor space. One of the major tenants of the building is KPMG, which has taken over the upper three floors with additional space on the 10th floor. Law firm DLA Piper, in 2014, agreed to a 15 year lease for 45,000 square feet of space on floors eight and nine, with a planned move in mid-2016 once the lease at their current premises in the city, Barbirolli Square, expires.

DLA Piper, in preparation for their move to the new location, has hired Como to fit out the law firm’s new office. Como, formed in 2003, is one of Mace’s businesses. The company supports clients with Cat A and Cat B fit-outs, as well as general refurbishment, to their retail spaces and offices. The project, which has a fast turn-around time, given the proximity to DLA Piper’s move, is valued at £3.4 million and involves a Cat A and Cat B fit-out.

DLA Piper - One St Peter's Square in Manchester

The fit-out includes the development of a high quality work and entertaining spaces, including a bespoke staircase, kitchen and catering facilities as well as a high impact client-facing areas to manage the image of the law-firm. The instillation will be performed tactfully, given the presence of the building’s other tenants.

Trevor Bacon, Business Unit Director at Como, says that he is “delighted” to have been appointed to deliver such a high-profile project for one of the UK’s leading law firms. Bacon adds: “This appointment confirms Como’s expansion of work outside of London and we are delighted to be able to bring our strong track record of delivery to Manchester.”

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