MKB Law planning major investment in Belfast offices

Arie Van Limpt, director of operations at MKB Law, with Gordon McElroy (managing director) and Anne Marie Kelly (director)

CORPORATE law firm MKB is investing a six-figure sum to revamp its Belfast offices and increase staffing levels by 15 per cent over the next three years.

The refurbishment at its14-18 Great Victoria Street headquarters will begin this month and should be completed by the end of April.

It follows two successful years for the business, which has enjoyed a 50 per cent growth in revenue in the corporate department and a 25 per cent increase in staffing to 40 people.

MKB director Gordon McElroy said: “Our goal is to achieve a modern working environment which enables a collaborative approach to fulfil client needs. As our team has grown so quickly, we now need to provide appropriate space to meet their requirements.

“We are also looking confidently to the future as our plans include space for further growth of 15 per cent in staff levels over the next three years.”

Plans for MKB's 7,100 sq ft space located over two floors reflect the new ways in which the corporate world likes to conduct business. The aim is to create a more informal and welcoming space where clients can interface directly with the teams.

The concept is based on the open-plan model and designed to encourage collaborative working and more efficient teamwork, with the addition of quiet spaces and ‘breakout' meeting areas.

“We looked at how our workload progresses and flows through our various specialist teams and decided to use design and architecture to bring them all together in our physical space. This will encourage shorter communication lines and improved integration to the benefit of all our clients,” Mr McElroy added.

“This exciting major investment into an impressively bright, fresh and contemporary office environment reflects the overall ethos and confidence of MKB Law and its commitment to the local business community.”

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