Privately-owned contractor GRAHAM has secured a £3.5m deal with CMS to complete the interior fit-out of the international law firm’s new Sheffield office, at 1 Charter Square.

GRAHAM will be responsible for development of 47,500 sq ft of space across four floors within the landmark building, which is within phase one of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City II regeneration project.

Since March 2020, GRAHAM has worked with CMS to develop designs to ensure the new space meets the modern expectations of approximately 350 people, with flexibility to accommodate future growth in line with the firm’s strategy in the north of England.

The construction programme began in August 2020 and is scheduled for completion in early December 2020.

GRAHAM development director, Sue Blanche, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract with internationally renowned law firm, CMS.

“As part of a Pre-Construction Services Agreement, we have been working closely with CMS and its professional team to fine-tune the design so it includes first-class facilities that promote a collaborative environment to enable CMS to continue to deliver exceptional services to its clients.

“Some of the notable aspects of the complex fit-out include glazed and moveable partitions, state-of-the-art AV/IT systems, feature reception areas, bespoke joinery as well as wall and floor finishes throughout.

“It’s an exciting project, and we are confident that, once complete, 1 Charter House will perfectly represent CMS’s reputation as a global leader.”

CMS has signed a 20-year lease for the new premises, with the relocation coinciding with the firm’s 30-year anniversary in Sheffield.