Archive: Oct 2016

Expanding our legal portfolio

We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our legal client base with an 11,000 sq ft Cat B project for one of the largest law firms in the world, Latham & Watkins. This exciting project follows a 14,000 sq ft refurbishment in an occupied office building with Herbert Smith Freehills and a 70,000 sq ft refurbishment in a fully occupied office building with Watson Farley & Williams.

Sensitivity, high standards of workmanship and exceptional client liaison are imperative in this sector. There are many critical considerations before projects begin, including accurate building surveys, timing and phasing of refurbishment work and storage of materials.

David Greening, Operations Director of Watson Farley & Williams, described BW as “thoughtful, supportive and pragmatic,” three words we take to heart as they encapsulate how much thought we put into thinking about workplace and particular projects.

We look forward to working on more projects in this sector in the future.

Built With: Millennials

The discussions took place in the Stables at The Riding House Cafe just off Oxford Street. Becky Craddock from BW kicked off the afternoon with an introduction to our newly commissioned white paper on ‘the Enneagram and the Evolution of Work’, Leanne Baird followed this with three questions for discussion over each course. Anthony Brown, our token non-millennial, facilitated the discussions.

Topics for discussion were:

1, What long term effects, if any, will flexible working and co-working having on the workplace community?
2, Uber have disrupted the temporary labour market and similarly, Air BnB have disrupted the short-term rental market, what disruptive technology is likely to disrupt the workplace?

3, What methodology do people use to analyse workplace types and do people go beyond the introversion and extroversion dimensions?

A number of interesting points came up during the roundtable; a summary of the most prominent topics will be released shortly.

BW would like to thank our Millennials and look forward to challenging industry conventions in future seminars.

Natalie Walker, TP Bennett; Alison Grant, MCM; Perry Knight, Turner & Townsend; Guru Thiru, Omobono; Tom Buckley, Core Five LLP; Sarah Bryan, HLW and Rebecca Parish, Man Bites Dog.

BW – Black & White Party

Thank you to everyone who came to our inaugural Black and White party last Thursday. Our workplace experts had a lot of fun with the infamous animals, hope you did as well.

Please find a preview of the photos below, more will be updated shortly! Looking forward to next year!