Fit-out specialist wins contract to refurb law firm’s new base

OfficeInsight team Sam Dunbar, George Dunbar, Gareth Dunbar

Altrincham-based Officeinsight has been tasked with the refurbishment and fit-out of a new 40,000 sq ft HQ.

Express Solicitors, the Manchester-based personal injury law firm, has awarded the contract which will see the Officeinsight team undertake the CAT A and CAT B development of the office space across four floors, including the central cores within the landmark building which is situated near the M56, M60 and main route into central Manchester.

Work is due to start on site later this month and includes the strip out of Cat A fit-out offices, the removal of redundant equipment and opening up the space on each floor to accommodate more open plan and collaborative workspaces.

Officeinsight has worked with Express Solicitors to develop the design of the new space to meet the modern expectations and technology demands of its 550 staff, with the in-built flexibility to accommodate future expansion in line with the law firm’s strategic growth strategy.

Gareth Dunbar, managing director of Officeinsight, said: “Winning a competitive tender of this size is testament to our approach as a team.

“Our ability to bring together the very best solutions and work to strict project timescales to meet the demands for quality office space is what we do best.”

James Maxey, Express Solicitors managing director, said: “We’re delighted to have identified and purchased the South Court property which will allow us to consolidate several different offices in the region onto one site and allow us room for significant further growth. We examined a number of fit-out companies and went through a detailed process with three of them before selecting Officeinsight.

“The team at Officeinsight has worked with us to incorporate what we want into the design in a smart timeframe and are able to cover every aspect of what we need from rip out and demolition to a complete turnkey fit out.

“This includes the installation of new, more energy-efficient HVAC systems throughout, partitions, furniture and all the final finishes. We look forward to seeing this project through to a completion over the next few months.”

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