Graham FM has been awarded a £3.5 million contract by international law firm CMS to complete the interior fit-out of the company’s new offices at 1 Charter Square, Sheffield.
Its interior fit-out team will undertake the CAT A and CAT B development of 47,500 square feet of space across four floors within the landmark building, which is situated in phase 1 of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City II regeneration project.
Since March 2020, it has worked collaboratively with CMS to develop the design to stage 4 to ensure the dynamic new space meets the modern expectations of about 350 people, with the built-in flexibility to accommodate future growth in line with the firm’s strategy in the north of England.
The construction programme began in August 2020 and is due for completion in early December.
Discussing the detail of the fit-out project, Sue Blanche, Graham’s development director, said: “As part of a pre-construction services agreement, we have been working closely with CMS and its professional team to fine-tune the design so that it includes first-class facilities that promote a collaborative environment to enable CMS to continue to deliver exceptional services to its clients.
“Some of the notable aspects of the complex fit-out include glazed and moveable partitions, state-of-the-art AV/IT systems, feature reception areas, bespoke joinery as well as wall and floor finishes throughout. It’s an exciting project, and we are confident that, once complete, 1 Charter House will perfectly represent CMS’s reputation as a global leader.”
CMS has signed a 20-year lease for the premises, with the relocation coinciding with the firm’s 30-year anniversary in Sheffield.
The project continues Graham FM’s expansion of its interior fit-out presence across the north of England. It has recently completed projects for Apart Hotel (Liverpool) and (Leeds) and is delivering Leeds Building Society’s new HQ in Leeds city centre. The film was recently selected to deliver a £10 million interior fit-out development at Citylabs 2.0 - a precision medicine campus in Manchester.