Addleshaw Goddard is a premium international business law firm with an exceptional breadth of services. By delivering what clients want wherever they need it, from high value strategic advice to daily support, the firm prides itself on a straight-talking approach and a service which is high quality, focused and consistently excellent.

Their main meeting area and boardroom stretches the side of the building at No1 St Peters Square with stunning views across Manchester and is used for a range of purposes – from client briefings, larger conferences and partners’ meetings.

As a result, the space needs to adapt daily to the circumstance and, working directly with contractors, Styles and Wood, Style was asked to install a combination of moveable walls to provide maximum flexibility, plus a touch of panache. The request came after Style had installed a similar solution at Addleshaw Goddard’s London office, which they were delighted with.

Three moveable walls were used to create a number of room configurations with two semi-automatic DORMA moveable walls combining with a fully automatic Skyfold. All three walls boast impressive 55dB acoustic integrity, with a mix of fabric and laminate finishes to complement the interior design.

The arrangement allows Addleshaw Goddard to create two rooms (one large and one small), three smaller rooms or a complete open plan space.

“Skyfold is the hugely innovative operable wall housed discreetly in the ceiling cavity and is a real showpiece in any meeting area or boardroom,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North.

“At the push of a button it descends gracefully into position, and when open it uses up no floor space whatsoever, going unnoticed in the room.

“The two DORMA moveable walls offer semi-automatic operation, which means once moved into position the seals close automatically to ensure its acoustic integrity.

“By having the three walls in the same room means multiple meetings, catering for differing numbers throughout each day, can take place concurrently and undisturbed.”