Law firm office design that puts emphasis on wellbeing earns top workplace accolade for Interaction

May 22, 2024

Interaction, the Bath-based workplace design and build company, has won a prestigious award for its innovative work creating a state-of-the-art new office for a law firm in Bristol.

Interaction topped the Fit Out of the Year category of the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) South of England and South Wales Awards, which are widely viewed as the benchmark for excellence in workplaces. 

The award recognised Interaction’s top-quality design work for international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s five-floor flexible office in Bristol’s landmark Halo building – one of the UK’s most sustainable office developments. 

Interaction was commissioned to design and fit-out the workplace with a focus on wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainability.

Highlights include indoor gardens with flexible workspaces, yoga and spin studios and restaurant with a rooftop terrace that offers stunning views of Bristol.

In keeping with strict sustainability criteria, the Halo fit-out was designed with WELL Building and Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) certifications in mind, while sustainable materials were used throughout, including reclaimed clothing materials and recycled plastics. 

Interaction managing director Dieter Wood said: “Osborne Clarke’s Halo office was a major design project for us which focussed heavily on workplace wellbeing and sustainability.

“So we’re extremely proud to have been recognised for our work in this landmark Bristol building.”

Osborne Clarke Bristol office head Lara Burch said: “Interaction really understood our brief and delivered a standout workspace that has wellbeing, agile working and sustainability embedded in every design element.

“We're delighted that the Interaction team has been recognised by BCO for our Halo fit-out." 

Interaction now goes forward to compete with other regional winners in the National BCO Awards on the 8 October in London.

Privately owned Interaction has been creating workplaces for ambitious organisations since 1992.

Its other recent projects in Bristol have included an 8,000 sq ft ultra-flexible office scheme for real estate investment firm EPIC, a new workspace for global cloud-based finance software provider Xledger and GKN Aerospace’s Global Technology Centre in Filton.

Its project for Osborne Clarke was shortlisted last year in two categories in the SBID International Design Awards - regarded as among the most coveted accolades for design excellence.

Pictured: Top, Osborne Clarke’s Bristol new office designed by Interaction. Above, Osborne Clarke and Interaction celebrate their succcess at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) South of England and South Wales Awards


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