25,000 sq ft
Pinsent Masons LLP is a multinational professional services firm with over 26 offices across 4 continents.
The firm employs an agile working strategy to allow its people to work between home and the office in a hybrid approach.
When the opportunity arose to relocate the Edinburgh office to a new building, Capital Square, Pinsent Masons wanted to develop a new evolution of that agile workplace strategy.
The design can support over 200 people, providing a collaborative, flexible workspace that enhances wellbeing, productivity and connectivity.
Form developed the Strategic Brief, through a series of workshops with Pinsent Masons’ stakeholders, establishing a route to help the Edinburgh office move operationally and culturally towards a fully agile working strategy. The brief also informed the variety of work settings the Edinburgh office required, the benefits these would bring, and the location of the principal accommodation – front of house, café and open plan office.
The office workspace was designed to be highly collaborative, which allows alternative settings to be planned in lieu of workstations. Quiet Pods, Phone Booths, Informal Meeting Areas and One-to-One Rooms are landscaped across the floor, providing space to meet and communicate with colleagues and clients alike. The desks were also planned to allow the firm to expand in the future, should headcount significantly increase, without disruption.
In addition, Pinsent Masons was targeting the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL certification. This required Form to create spaces and specify materials with sustainability and wellbeing at the heart of the design process.
The project obtained WELL Certified™ Gold, and is the first office in Scotland to gain this accreditation. This response to the brief has resulted in a healthy, people-centric space for colleagues to focus, collaborate, socialise and support Pinsent Masons’ clients.
(Photos by SG Photography)