ISG’s Linklaters £120M London Headquarters Fit-Out Project

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Construction firm ISG has been chosen by Linklaters, a member of the magic circle law firms in London for its £120 million office fit-out project. This project will take place at 20 Ropemaker Street office tower developed by Skanska and will become the London base for the legal firm. They shall be converting 22 floors into a sustainable headquarters of over 300,00 sq. feet. Therefore, adopting a contemporary green workplace to enhance productivity.

ISG’s London Headquarters Project Competence

Therefore, ISG emerged as the leading candidate to acquire the project for winning London headquarters against other companies like Mace and Overbury. Notably, the firm finished Google’s £150 million UK headquarters in King’s Cross through its interiors division. They have a broad range of experience in grand fit outs for large-scale, high end office. They have demonstrated the ability to deliver £120 million+ London headquarters fit-out projects. The ISG appears to be ready for customizing and implementing the Linklaters vision at 20 Ropemaker Street.

Just what Linklaters needs for its new sustainable headquarters in the City. If chosen, the ISG will be appointed to turn all 22 floor plates of office tower into a highly functional and linking center for the law firm. A chance to show the contractor’s design and skill.

Linklaters’ Move to 20 Ropemaker Street for Sustainability Ambitions

The move of Linklaters from Silk Street since 2002 indicates ambition in the creation and implementation of sustainable, collaborative workspaces. This also shows the move away from their distant offices. Gideon Moore, the managing partner of the firm focused on contemporary workspaces that incorporate digital technology. He notes that this will increase productivity and team cohesiveness under the current hybrid digital work environment.

Moore noted that 20 Ropemaker Street offers enhanced virtual connectivity between teams in London and digitally enabled collaboration spaces. The appeal of 20 Ropemaker Street lies in the fact that it can achieve elite sustainability certifications such as BREEAM Outstanding. Optimized daylighting, rooftop green spaces and low-emission mechanical systems are among the choices made for this London headquarters project.

Shaping the Vision for Linklaters’ Eco-friendly London Headquarters Project

20 Ropemaker Street was built by Skanska and designed Make Architects. They were targeting BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Building Platinum certifications. Therefore, demonstrating sustainability. Green features are rooftop terraces, lots of daylight exposure, low-emission HVAC systems and more than a thousand bike racks. The green design features of the London headquarters project are meant to achieve 50% less carbon emissions than other offices.

This aligns with the aspirations of Linklaters and offers healthier, more inspiring spaces for its client-facing teams. Working with Linklaters executives, the developer and design team created a shared vision for an environmentally friendly London office. Ropemaker Street will achieve sustainability accolades by planning shape, fenestrations and sun exposures. These include 50% reduction in operational carbon, efficient mechanical systems, renewable energy purchasing and climate positive fit-outs. The qualifications of the tower fit Linklaters’ description of its visionary London headquarters project.

Transforming 25 Raw Floors into a High-End Workspace for Linklaters’ London Headquarters Project

Converting 25 raw floors into a bespoke, premium working environment for thousands requires the extensive coordination know-how of ISG.

Handovers should be carried out in a systematic way to avoid disrupting neighboring properties during the transformation process and planning deliveries, staging areas is essential.

ISG will introduce Linklaters’ selected modern finishes to desk spaces, conference rooms, lounge areas and other zones in the total area of 300.

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Linklaters’ pledge not only provides economic benefits but also inspires the community. Therefore, secures London as a leading world city. With more companies implementing conservation practices and hybrid-ready workspaces as Linklaters did, continued investment and development may continue to shape London’s commercial profile positively. The project undertaken by the London headquarters shows that even in spite of pandemic revolution, these projects represent an opportunity to use skills in designing workplaces while constructing the future of the capital.

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