Cowell Clarke Lawyers

Hardy Milazzo have undertaken several fit-out projects for this established local law firm. From 2006 to the present time, we have assisted them with workspaces (both for partners and general staff), public spaces, meeting and boardroom, paralleling their growth.

The most recent project, is a new fitout of the whole of Level 6 for 60 staff. This provides brand new acoustically private offices for 11 partners and 27 professional staff, and 22 open plan workstations for support staff, effectively doubling their capacity.

Level 6 (for staff only), bold orange graphics and a Cowell Clarke logo hint at the modern and light-filled fitout beyond, giving other lift-users a glimpse of the Cowell Clarke identity, and reinforcing their brand.

Being a “back office” area, there is no public interface on this floor, however there was a requirement for a large staff breakout area. This impressive facility incorporates a state-of-the-art-kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plenty of benches and storage space, and a café style bench with a view along Pirie Street to the Adelaide Hills. The generous open area with tables and chairs has a built-in bench seat with storage drawers below and a large plasma screen for entertainment. Finishes are glossy whites, ribbed metallic laminate and rich blue-greens, in keeping with the company graphics and the palette on Level 5. Lighting provides a point of difference from the work areas.

Offices all have glass fronts, in line with the company’s friendly and approachable philosophy. A degree of visual privacy is provided with a grid pattern of frosted film, which echoes the grid theme set up in the waiting area on Level 5. Acoustic privacy is achieved with above-ceiling baffles, insulation and door seals. Partners’ furniture continues the theme of high quality timber and glass finishes established in the first fitout.

Workstations were carefully considered to provide enough bench space and storage, a degree of enclosure on corridors, as well as openness between teams. Colours are light, crisp and modern, to contrast with the existing dark grey carpet.