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Mishcon de Reya


Mishcon de Reya

The client

Mishcon de Reya is a leading independent law firm with presence in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Singapore and Hong Kong (through its association with Karas So LLP.

The brief

The client found a great central location, right next to Cambridge station. This was ideal as some of the staff utilising the office would be on a hybrid working style or commuting into the office. The COEL team was tasked with creating a neutral, sophisticated, high-end space with multiple focus points.

The Solution

Prioritising privacy and acoustics
Mishcon de Reya deals with highly sensitive information. To provide an adequate level of privacy for both staff and clients, the design team created two distinct zones: one for staff and one for clients.

The client area features meeting rooms with great acoustics and a client lounge with a premium feel. The aim of this area was to provide clients with a luxurious experience as soon as they step into the office.

The staff has a clear focus on functionality, luxury, and staff wellbeing.

Enhancing staff wellbeing 
The client prioritised providing employees with a high-end office space, incorporating a wide range of amenities.

The office features a multi-purpose wellness room that has a wheelchair-accessible sink point. This space can also act as a mothers’ room as it includes a fridge for breast milk and a lock on the door for added privacy.

The kitchen is also wheelchair-accessible and includes high-end amenities, such as filtered water, hot water taps and a state-of-the-art coffee machine.

Diversified meeting spaces
We wanted to make sure we provided the client with different meeting spaces. To achieve this, we included the following in the space:

  • Traditional meeting rooms
  • Enclosed acoustic pods
  • High-back booths
  • Staff lounge that can be used for informal meetings

In addition to these, the office includes 30 fixed desks and an agile space with 22 hot-desking spaces.

  • Size: Ground floor 42sqm/ 452 sq ft, 1st floor – 652.5 sqm Total 694.5sqm/ 7495sq ft
  • Headcount: 60+
  • Location: Cambridge
“Working with COEL was a great experience. The team applied value, belief and focus to the project being delivered in a collectively agreed vision. The space is now fantastic. in how it looks but also how it works for us as a business”. Paul Fulton, Business Services Director at Mishcon de Reya LLP.

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