In 2021, we were engaged by Twenty Essex barrister chambers, a prominent legal establishment situated on 20 Essex Street in Temple. Seeking to extend their current premises, their vision was an expansion plan that would incorporate facilities such as conference rooms, dedicated clerical spaces, workstations, seminar rooms, individual barrister offices, event space, and a café. As part of a larger rebranding initiative, this ambitious project sought to reflect Twenty Essex’s superior service offered to their clients, via a beautifully designed new location.
Spanning an impressive six floors, each area is designed with a distinct purpose. The basement houses a welcoming café and versatile event space. On the lower ground floor space is given to clerical operations, complete with a breakout area. The ground floor is strategically designated to house the main reception area and three sizeable conference rooms. A virtual hearing room and seminar spaces are found on the first floor – harmoniously juxtaposed by a calming outdoor terrace with dedicated wine serving sections, and space for relaxed outdoor dining. Finally, the second and third floors are reserved for individual barrister offices, ensuring private spaces conducive of focused work. Our design seamlessly integrates these diverse requirements, ensuring a functional and comfortable space for all that work there.