Sykes completes major project for The Law Society

Just ahead of Christmas 2020, Sykes completed a multi-million-pound, design and build refurbishment of 113 Chancery Lane for The Law Society.

113 Chancery Lane is a Grade II* listed, neo-Georgian building set over six levels. The project involved a major remodelling of the building’s workspaces and break-out areas, including new workstations, meeting room renewals and toilet refurbishments, together with extensive internal services upgrades and external roof plant replacement. The project aim was to maximise space, improve facilities, upgrade services and create a modern and agile working environment.

Working with Dannatt Johnson Architects, Peter Deer Associates, Acton Design Partnership and Butler & Young, we took the Stage 3 information through to Construction Stage. Works were separated into two major phases, with Phase 1 focussed on the refurbishment of office, meeting and break-out spaces across the basement, ground floor and mezzanine levels. Phase 2 focussed on the refurbishment of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors together with the installation of new air handling units & comfort cooling / heating systems to serve the new spaces.

Commencing in summer 2019, no one could have foreseen the challenges we would face with the COVID-19 pandemic and a fire to the adjacent building also causing a site closure along the way.

Despite the unforeseen challenges faced, the end result has well surpassed the client’s expectations, with a major transformation to the building. We’re delighted at the combined efforts of the team to deliver the project with stunning results and to a standard befitting its Grade II* listed status.