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Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Space to engage

25 years after Custance first designed their offices, legal practice Minter Ellison Rudd Watts approached them to design the full refurbishment of their Wellington offices.

 A complete strip out and integrated base build upgrade created a light, open modern environment with an emphasis on the client/staff interface.  The client floor features an open reception and café/lounge centred around the glass enclosed stair linking to lawyer floors above and below, and opens out to expansive views of the city and harbour.  A suite of flexible meeting rooms surround the centrally located kitchen, visible from the client areas.

On the lawyer floors, fully glazed offices to the perimeter allow light and views to the central open plan workstations.  The layout allows easy communication and circulation in an environment designed to provide a dynamic, collaborative office space.

 The design is professional, clean and functional, with a warm and inviting feel based on simple quality design and materials, conservative but young and innovative.

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2360 m2
across three floors
Legal offices