Water Court is shortlisted at the BCO Awards

A new workspace created for Eversheds Sutherlands, designed by TSK, has been shortlisted in the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards.

The international law firm’s office at Water Court, a Victorian canal warehouse, has secured a finalist spot in the Fit Out of Workplace category, which recognises a space within a building that demonstrates a high quality of interior fit out.

TSK were appointed to create an innovative and effective workspace that would deliver both an exceptional client and employee experience.

Following 20 years in dated, cellular space, Water Court has provided a catalyst for change to more open plan and modern working practices for Eversheds Sutherland.

Designed to enable flexibility and collaboration and enhance employee wellbeing, it features activity-based working spaces, including sit-stand desks, break-out spaces and quiet zones. While the design is contemporary and promotes modern ways of working, it also embraces the traditional, historic fabric of the building, including the preservation of its original Victorian features pillars.

Andy Burke, Director at TSK commented: “Water Court is a vibrant, digitally-enabled workspace that we designed to help attract and retain the best talent, whilst creating a flexible space that could evolve alongside the business, becoming the Eversheds Sutherland office of the future.”

Rachel McWilliams, Property Manager at Eversheds Sutherland, added: “TSK delivered an innovative approach to workplace design at Water Court helping us to integrate new ways of working. Just over a year on from moving in to the space, we’ve seen an increase in cross-team working and collaboration, which is a fantastic change for the business and all our employees.”

The BCO Awards recognises quality design and functionality, providing a benchmark for excellence in workplaces. The awards ceremony is to be held on 26 April in Birmingham, alongside other leading interior innovators. Fingers crossed!

View the Water Court design and fit out here.


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