For the firm whose office layout and facilities are dynamic and designed with the diverse needs of both colleagues and clients in mind.

2017 winner

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy have delivered on their strategy to create synergy between people, technology and space to provide an exemplar workplace for staff and clients, transforming a conservative/traditional office space into a state-of-the-art, flexible working environment. The project had an impressive level of staff and stakeholder engagement throughout its inception and delivery. Post occupancy data from the building has clearly demonstrated the positive impact the refurbished space has had on its occupants.

Winner’s quote: “It’s fantastic for Allen & Overy’s workplace to be recognised by MPF in these awards. Our Bishops Square building has great facilities but we’ve worked hard over the past year to make sure it’s a space that really supports how our people want to work, both now and in the future. The new workspaces we introduced were in direct response to feedback from staff, and we’ve had a very positive response to them. We will always be looking for ways to improve our workplace, but it’s wonderful to be recognised by MPF for what we’ve achieved this year.” Edward Mackaness, Associate Director, Allen & Overy

Most Enviable Workplace

From left: Austin Healey, Edward Mackaness, Caroline Pontifex (KKS Strategy)
and Maggie O’Neill (MPF Head of Memberships)


2nd place

Bird & Bird

The judges wanted to highly commend the submission of Bird &Bird which demonstrated strong leadership by senior management, over an extended time period, to develop an impressive accommodation strategy for their HQ building. The resulting accommodation and environment is showing positive outcomes amongst clients and staff.


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