Venner Shipley London Headquarters

Architect Pringle Brandon
Project Manager Savills
Area 17,346
Client Venner Shipley
Fire protection

Venner Shipley ( is one of the leading firms of European patent and trade mark attorneys, representing a broad range of clients. From the outset, our project team were heavily involved with the designers to ensure the desired look and feel was achieved. We used detailed graphics to present our coordinated designs and ensure the entire team were fully aware of the MEP challenges and recommendations. Through providing and explaining options for all services, ranging from installing new to working with existing services, we were able to identify and pursue the desired outcome including an early handover of the communications room.

In regards to lighting design one challenge we faced was the requirement for internal cellular offices, this meant we had limited natural lighting available to us. To ensure a sufficient level of lighting was achieved we supplemented the existing lighting with wall wash lighting in internal offices, this provided an even quality of lighting throughout the work space. We worked closely with the Architect to integrate and enhance the overall design in the client facing areas and highlighted the feature joinery in the library and breakout areas.

To ensure no visible vertical pipes were required to drain the breakout kitchen appliances, the designer designed sleek, low level breakout kitchen joinery that required a bespoke horizontal pumped drainage solution. This enabled the kitchen unit to be designed without structure to ceiling, cancelling pipework.

To save cost we predominately used the existing mechanical services in the office space and relocated existing units to suit the partition layout and ceiling design. Where individual users required custom solutions we selected individual spaces that had dedicated fan coil units to give the users 100 percent control of their environment. Additional roof plant space was required to accommodate extra communications room cooling. We worked closely with the landlord creating 3D renders of the impact on the roof space to deem it appropriate. This also helped prove that the new units complied with the existing planning building outline requirements, therefore no additional planning approval was required, which in turn helped with the programme timings.