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25 Bedford Row, the chambers of Paul Mendelle QC and George Carter-Stephenson QC, specialises in the defence of individuals and companies across the entire spectrum of criminal and regulatory law and is consistently recognised as the leading chambers in its core practice areas.

Project Manager



CM Architecture and Design


25 Bedford Row, London WC1R




19 weeks

Pexhurst has skilfully ensured that the practice remained fully operational during extensive remodelling of the chambers’ offices at London’s prestigious Bedford Row. Working for the client’s consultant JLL, Pexhurst has overseen the relocation of the public entrance from Theobalds Road to Bedford Row, the creation of a new reception and waiting area, complete refurbishment of office areas, including new air conditioning and lighting, and fabrication of much-used seminar spaces. The £600,000 installation also included renovation of the building’s exterior.

In a tight 19-week programme, Pexhurst liaised closely with the office manager to ensure minimal disruption to the client. The project was essentially completed in two parts. The first saw external works and the installation of air conditioning on floors 2, 3 and 4, including the siting of external units up on the roof. The second saw Pexhurst following designs from architect CM Architecture and Design to refurbish the first floor offices, create the new entrance and reception on the ground floor, remodel the basement area and extend toilet facilities on these floors.

Thanks to the efforts Pexhurst and the entire professional team, 25 Bedford Row now boasts smart new offices befitting such prestigious chambers, with high-quality fixtures and materials used throughout.

The busy central London location necessitated close liaison with building control and the local authorities. The work called for partial suspension of a taxi rank in front of the building and road closures to allow for crane access so that the external air conditioning units could be installed on the roof. Pexhurst has also ensured that there was no disruption caused by the extensive scaffolding required to renovate the existing façade.

Pexhurst has more than met the brief for the QCs at 25 Bedford Row.