MCM Completes London Offices for Bird & Bird Law Firm

The custom bronze and steel staircase. All images courtesy MCM.

MCM Architecture has completed work on the London offices for the international law firm Bird & Bird, spread across three buildings and 12 floors. Designed to reflect the company’s openness to its clients, the 140,000-square-foot space encourages collaboration and communication across all practice areas within the organization.

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MCM collaborated with contractor Structuretone to ensure the design harmonized with the integrity of the concept. The agile, open plan evokes flexibility, clad in a gray monotone palette and angled fabric paneling. A custom feature staircase installed in the reception area is the standout feature of the project, serving as the focal point upon entry. Offering access to the seminar spaces and a client business lounge, the staircase has been designed with liquid-metal antique bronze and fabricated from mild steel with a plate steel inner balustrade and an illuminated recessed handrail. Produced by EeStairs, the 20.3-foot-tall stairs are also equipped with four landings and an elliptical geometry.

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The 11th floor is home to a café and informal meeting space that maximizes natural daylight to establish a dynamic atmosphere. Natural light also floods into office areas through the perimeter of the building.