Clarke Willmott moves to new Birmingham office purpose built for flexible working
On 19 July we will move our Birmingham office from Edmund Street to a new location at Colmore Row. The new office has been designed by the firm to support our future growth as well as our plans for, and commitment to, full flexible working for staff.
Stephen Rosser, Chief Executive, said: “Our Birmingham office move comes at a really exciting time for the firm and for the team in Birmingham specifically. Prior to the pandemic we had plans for Birmingham including a more flexible use of our office space, but in the last 16 months we have learnt so much that we have been able to be more adventurous with our plans.
Our lawyers and support staff have delivered at higher levels than ever before and have communicated their desire to work flexibly in future. We will deliver this for them and our Birmingham team is leading our move in this direction.”
Rayner Grice Head of the office in Birmingham has led the new office project.
“Over 90% of our staff have told us via our surveys that they want to work flexibly going forward and this has given me freedom to design our new office for that purpose,” explained Grice.
“Staff who prefer and want to work in the office can do so. Staff who want to dip in and out as their needs change are also accommodated. By using a desk booking system and having created a space with a full range of work environments from private booths through to a business lounge, our people can collaborate with one another, socialise or work quietly on confidential matters. Every staff member has different preferences, but our aim is to accommodate everyone in such a way that they can do their best work for our clients.
Clarke Willmott were advised by property consultants Harris Lamb and their support across all property matters was invaluable in enabling us to secure this excellent new location.”
Returning to the subject of growth Rosser further commented: “We continue to see Birmingham and the Midlands as an important and vibrant growth region and we want to play our part.
Our big challenge is to continue to attract the highest calibre lawyers to work with our excellent clients. The door of our new office is very much open for great people who are attracted to our culture and our commitment to flexible working supporting individual work and lifestyles. At the end of what has been a challenging year for everyone, this office move and redesign is a great opportunity for us all.“