Office fit-out firm Overbury has completed a major project for The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which will see almost 700 staff move to The Cube.
The two organisations have taken 55,000 sq ft of office space at The Cube, which will see 566 SRA staff and 131 Law Society Group Shared Services employees mahe the move.
It came after the Law Society and SRA’s decision to consolidate three existing regional offices into one new central hub.
Julian Lebray, Overbury’s Central regional managing director, said: “The turnkey design and build solution took four months to complete and the result is a hugely impressive new working environment in one of the city’s best known buildings.”
The open plan design was chosen because the organisations were keen to increase efficiency through the better use of space, while also providing a suite of meeting rooms for privacy purposes.
Mike Jeacock, SRA executive director, said: “The move to Birmingham in October will bring significant benefits. It marks a major milestone in the transformation of the SRA. With excellent transport links the move will make us more accessible and help us to attract high-quality staff from a diverse population.”
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. The headquarters of The Law Society will continue to be its prime office location in Chancery Lane, London. The SRA is the independent regulator of legal services for England and Wales. The Law Society Group Shared Services supports the operations of both the Law Society and the SRA.