Law firm's long-awaited city move progresses as fit out work set to start
Wates Construction and Rider Levett Bucknall have been appointed to deliver the fit-out of the firm’s new headquarters.
Wragge & Co will occupy eight of the 14 floors available at the new Grade A office building taking in a total of 16,500 sq m of furnished office space capable of holding 1,800 employees.
Just a short distance from Wragge & Co’s current Colmore Row home, the development sits at the heart of the city’s business district. Wates, the main contractor, will start work on the project this month, with Rider Levett Bucknall acting as quantity surveyor for the works.
The project, which is due to be completed by summer 2014, also includes the installation of a state-of-the-art client suite and business lounge, seminar and well-being suites, restaurant and training academy. Local subcontractors and suppliers will be signed up in due course to help deliver the project.
Wragge & Co managing partner Ian Metcalfe said: “This is a once-in-a-generation project to create a stunning working environment, enabling our people to deliver excellent client service from exceptional surroundings.”
Phil Harrison, managing director for Wates Construction Midlands and North, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our role in the city’s ever-changing landscape through our appointment to this exciting project for Wragge & Co.”
Paul Beeston, of Rider Levett Bucknall said: “It is exciting to see plans turn into reality.”