Shoosmiths – Manchester
"In the TopBrewer, we could see the best combination of everything we were looking for in a coffee system. The fact that it also dispenses hot water for tea as well as chilled still and sparkling water from a single unit, elimated the cost and space required for separate water units. It was easy to cost-justify and is such a stylish and streamlined coffee solution." Ceri Jones, Regional Estates Manager at Shoosmiths
Shoosmiths select TopBrewer for award-winning workspace in Manchester
Shoosmiths’ new Manchester office occupies 32,000 sq ft of space in Spinningfields at the XYZ building, owned by Union Investments and incorporates eleven different types of workspace, including break-out areas. This allows their 225 employees to select a workspace best-suited to each task and encourages collaboration and creativity within the business.
The office has won the `Best Fit Out of a Workplace’ award for the Northern Region at the annual British Council of Offices (BCO) regional property sector awards for its agile working environment, praised for quality and flexibility.
The whole design process involved detailed consultation with employees, working closely with design and fit-out specialists, Claremont Group Interiors.
Following extensive research, including a visit to TopBrewer client QBE Insurance Group, Shoosmiths selected TopBrewer as the perfect coffee system to meet the design and functional expectations for their Client Suite.
Ceri Jones, Regional Estates Manager at Shoosmiths, explains:
“Our design concept for this large space incorporated both daytime and evening use and it’s fantastic to have a coffee system flexible enough to use 24-hours a day. Employees use the area during the day to meet clients, or catch up internally, rather than going out to a coffee shop. Meetings can often run late, and we also hold evening events when this area is used for refreshments. ”
During the search and selection process, TopBrewer was a clear favourite by virtue of ticking so many boxes – best-looking machine; most practical and versatile beverage system; intuitive and exciting to use; multiple drink options; CSR-friendly – to name a few.
“In the TopBrewer, we could see the best combination of everything we were looking for in a coffee system. The fact that it also dispenses hot water for tea as well as chilled still and sparkling water from a single unit, elimated the cost and space required for separate water units. It was easy to cost-justify and is such a stylish and streamlined coffee solution. Our clients are really at home using the TopBrewer and regularly make their own drinks before going into a meeting. Everyone just loves it!”
It is evident from the result that Shoosmiths took time and care during the design phase to source some of the most beautiful materials, including the quality of the Corian bar, concrete walls and wooden floor.
The TopBrewer sits perfectly and seamlessly within this high quality fit-out and also delivers a premium beverage solution in one neat package.
Ceri sums up:
“We are more than happy to recommend TopBrewer to other companies. It is really easy to maintain and, on the rare occasion that we have a problem, it is fixed very quickly. In fact, the TopBrewer literally runs itself!”
Simon Bracken, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Scanomat UK & Ireland, comments:
“We are delighted to have the TopBrewer feature in this collaborative and agile work space at Shoosmiths, which has been designed with flexibility and growth in mind to create a stunning workplace, fit for a leading national law firm”.
Shoosmiths is a national law firm with 12 offices across the UK.