Work is underway on a six-figure revamp of a Leeds barristers’ chambers, with Shelby managing the project and providing quantity surveying services. Parklane Plowden Chambers (PLP), on Westgate, are undergoing a complete reorganisation to create an environment that will support flexible working patterns and an increasing number of remote hearings. The refurbished 11,000 sq ft premises will feature a barristers’ lounge and study to support agile working, and dedicated case rooms and phone booths for remote conferences and hearings.
An external face lift of the city centre building’s entrance is set to be completed and flexible meeting rooms will be introduced alongside a south-facing roof terrace and bar. A new ventilation system is also being installed throughout the building to enhance airflow.
The new workspace has been designed by Bowman Riley Architects and is being fitted-out by Hurst Stores & Interiors.
James Murphy, PLP head of chambers, commented: “Our goal is to further enhance our reputation as an excellent, vibrant and progressive chambers alive to the needs of its clients and colleagues.
“It is our shared purpose to make a positive difference in all we do through expert advice and advocacy, excellent client care, and by being the place were talented people want to work.
“That is why we are investing to create an excellent new working environment to meet the evolving needs of our colleagues and clients.
“It’s a very exciting project and we are looking forward to moving into our newly-refurbished premises later this year.”
Below: Parklane Plowden Chambers prior to the refurbishment and work underway.