Life is about change and these days business is all about embracing change to ensure success in the future.
For KCL Law, a full service law firm based in Melbourne, this year presented change in every sphere. With a re-branding and a move to new offices.
With such a large transition at hand, KCL Law contacted BRM Projects to help achieve their vision and streamline the many processes. As a multi-service provider BRM Projects were engaged to initiate and oversee all facets of the move to the new premises, documentation and interior design of the internal renovation, along with the project management of the build and the physical relocation of staff.
The heart of the project was the design of the interior. The spatial footprint of the new premises is substantial at 2100 square-metres, spread over two levels. The project presented challenges but through innovative design thinking the outcome is a contemporary, multi-functional office that meets the diverse needs of a modern-day law practice.
From the lift lobby, the main reception area on the principal level is visible through the glass entrance doors that showcase a decal of the company’s new geometric logo. The colour palette of the interior is warm and fresh with pale, honey timber battens featured on walls and in the detailed joinery. A light grey polished concrete floor blends perfectly with the white walls, acoustic ceilings and accents of black in carpet and interior detailing.
Three small meeting rooms opposite a staff lounge and kitchen have been sectioned off with acoustic paneled walls. This staff utility area features a variety of chairs, stools and tables in vibrant pink and mulberry colour accents, upholstered stools and a modular sofa in grey. For large gatherings and social events the internal walls of the staff area can be removed to transform the entire reception space into an open area for entertaining on a large scale. To the left of reception is the commercial kitchen, a utility room and three substantial boardrooms that can accommodate 10, 16 and 20 people respectively. The Coza chair from P4 was selected for these rooms to provide a comfort, functionality and a high-tech, modern aesthetic.
Beyond the meeting rooms, the balance of the spatial plan of this level is given over to the general workspace. The 4U-230 task chair was selected after trialing many options and much consultation with staff. The use of glass in the offices ensures that privacy is retained but also affords visual connectivity with staff who work in the open plan areas outside as well as the partners in the adjoining offices.
The next level of the practice is primarily offices and open plan workspaces that echo the design of the principal floor, however the entrance presents a design that is altogether different. White is the colour of choice here and the entrance is a veritable out-of-the-box offering. The small reception has actually been designed as a café, complete with professional coffee machine and high front bench with stools.
Of paramount importance is the integrity of furniture and finishes. Through their expertise and high-level experience, BRM Projects worked closely with P4 to ensure all items have been perfectly executed to provide form, function, and comfort for their client.