Wake Smith moves into stylish new offices

Sheffield firm Wake Smith has moved to a new city centre headquarters.

One of Sheffield’s oldest firms of solicitors, Wake Smith has moved its 100-strong workforce from a twin site on Clarkehouse Road near the Botanical Gardens to a single site on two floors in Tenter Street’s prestigious Velocity V1 Tower.

The firm used a company called Structural Interiors to create a more cohesive space for its staff, with cellular areas for confidential meetings, client interviews and a boardroom.

“As part of our design we needed to create working spaces that would inspire all members of the Wake Smith teams, improving employee engagement, productivity and well-being,” said Structural Interiors managing director David Baldwin.

“The office now accommodates all of Wake Smith’s team members utilising stylish modern desking, complemented by elegant waiting and break-out areas featuring BOSS Design soft furnishings, providing collaborative work spaces as well as somewhere to eat and drink.

“The bespoke elements of our design incorporate a stylish reception desk with a “living wall” – Sheffield is after all the greenest city in England,” he added.

Wake Smith director of finance Ivor Donn commented:  “We knew from the first meeting with Structural Interiors that there was a fit between our two organisations, with the creativity at Structural Interiors and a broad depth of staff with experience, flair and ideas to help shape our new headquarters.

“Following planning and design meetings, the fit-out started on time, went remarkably smoothly, with professionalism and courtesy, completed to the day and in a six-week timescale.”