McDermott, Will & Emery

  • Legal

  • 25,000sqft

  • Occupier strategy – test fit Heron Tower floor plates for MWE

  • Cat B design – full interior design services and novation of employer’s requirements to design & build

A decade after KKS undertook the original McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) London HQ fit-out at 7 Bishopsgate, we were asked to advise on new accommodation for their expanding UK practice.
KKS was well placed to assess Heron Tower’s suitability for MWE’s needs having provided development strategy services on the building.

What 7 Bishopsgate offered in integrity and gravitas, it lacked in flexibility and openness. But advised by KKS, MWE prepared to make a progressive leap to Heron Tower, and in their brief for its interior too. The resulting aesthetic created by KKS is unusually contemporary for a US law firm: high gloss lacquer, white glass, porcelain floors and random laid lace wood veneers in reception. The glass fronted offices benefit from a fresh colour palette and streamlined detailing.