Bristol office move for Beachcroft to Portwall Place

Beachcroft has transferred its Bristol office to a new landmark building on Portwall Place, adjacent to the city’s historic St Mary Redcliff Church.

The new building has been designed to encourage new and contemporary ways of working, promoting more interactivity and dialogue between teams due to its huge open plan floors and designated social spaces.  The firm believes that this dynamic new environment will not only increase staff motivation and productivity, but also enhance client relationships and help to attract the best talent.

445 Beachcroft staff, including 35 partners, have moved to the new offices from the firm’s former premises on Victoria Street and Redcliff Street.  The firm has taken 90,000 sq ft of open plan space over three floors. Shown above is the break-out area with office furniture supplied by Business Interiors.

Paul Murray, Managing Partner, commented: “This space gives us the best possible chance of attracting bright lawyers who are hungry to engage with business and develop their legal skills in a commercial way.  It creates the conditions in which we can best develop our staff, enabling them to work in dynamic, cross-disciplinary teams that support the needs of our clients across a variety of industries.

“Increasingly, our lawyers want to work flexibly.  This new office allows us to support paperless working around hot-desks.  Over time, as more of our employees work remotely from home or from clients’ offices, this space will support a growing population who come into the office mainly to work collaboratively with colleagues.”.

Developed by Deeley Freed, Portwall Place boasts some of the biggest floorplates outside London, with space for up to 1,500 people.  It provides firms with first-class offices comparable in design, aesthetics and scale with the cutting edge commercial properties more frequently associated with the capital.