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IT, AV and Smart Building consultancy for London HQ relocation of Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin London Relocation
  • Legal
  • Arbor, Bankside Yards, London, SE1 9UY
  • 23,000 sq. ft.

Project Overview

Cordless is supporting leading Law Firm Lewis Silkin with IT, AV and Smart Building consultancy for its London HQ relocation.

The Team

Seven, HLW, RLB, Introba UK

The Challenge

The business is moving its London offices from Chancery Lane to the Arbor building within the landmark Bankside Yards development. Bankside Yards is the UK’s first major mixed-use estate to be net zero carbon in operation, with the all-electric Arbor being powered entirely by renewable energy. Lewis Silkin will occupy two floors of the 19-storey building, comprising 23,000 sq. ft.

The vision of the project is to create a best in class working environment for staff and visitors with an emphasis on wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility and inclusion and a community that fosters a culture of choice and collaboration. Offering a seamless transition between remote and office-based working will be key to a first-class amenity space driving innovation and productivity.

Cordless will offer advice and guidance from strategy through to design and project management to ensure that the Passive, Active, AV, Telephony, Security, and Smart technology streams are considered holistically, including: the devices and applications used, presentation and conferencing solutions, visitor management and resource booking, plus the underlying connectivity, comms room design and intelligent BMS.

Along with an Excellent BREEAM rating and Gold WELL Building standard, Arbor will boast best-in-class technological capabilities, being certified Platinum by WiredScore.

Lewis Silkin teams will benefit from the wellbeing-friendly design of the building including double-height collaboration spaces and outdoor terraces.

“When looking for our new London home, it was key that we found somewhere that reflected our culture and who we are as a firm. The brief was to find an office fit for the 21st Century, one that supports our move to hybrid working, our sustainability goals and our desire to continue playing an active part in the local community – and the move to Arbor will tick all these boxes. We want our people to have a strong element of flexibility over where they work but also the face-to-face time needed to strengthen relationships, foster innovation and maintain our culture and community. The move will allow us to reimagine the ways our teams work together in a post-pandemic world and enable us to ensure that time spent in the office is a genuinely positive experience.”

Richard Miskella, Joint Managing Partner Lewis Silkin