Langleys Solicitors has invested £1.2 million in the refurbishment of its landmark offices in York.
The law firm occupies three floors in Queens House, which stands at the corner of Micklegate and Skeldergate, parts of which date back to 1727.
The first and second floors have been renovated to create an open plan office environment and a series of new meeting rooms, some of which feature the latest video conferencing equipment.
A key improvement has been the relocation of Langleys’ reception from the second to the first floor to create a larger and more welcoming space for clients and visitors.
The refurbishment also includes energy-efficient features including a new heating and air conditioning system and the use of LED lighting with motion sensors to reduce energy use.
More than 190 staff are located in Queens House and Langleys’ second York office in Northern House. With a further office in Lincoln, Langleys employs a total workforce of 343.
Langleys’ managing partner David Thompson said: “We are a major employer in York and Langleys’ investment in Queens House demonstrates our commitment to the city as well as providing a high quality environment from which we are able to continue to offer our range of professional services to clients.”
Simpson (York) Ltd was the main contractor on the refurbishment project. Office furniture replaced as part of the renovation has been donated to the local RSPCA and the Lidgett Grove and Holgate Road Methodist Churches.