Rollits move to their new home
Rollits has recently undergone a major relocation and rebrand to
better align itself with the needs of a 21st century law firm and
the needs of its staff and clients.
The decision to invest in Citadel House came as the firm was
looking towards expansion and to enter a new phase of growth.
As well as creating a new and modern working environment for
staff and a purpose built reception and meeting room complex for
clients, the rebrand was an opportunity to refresh the company's
image and future-proof the brand.
The new office space was designed by RFD Interior Design and
completed by Ark Interiors, part of The Strata Group, both fellow
Hull brands. The new building's interior design and layout were
tackled with great sensitivity in order to preserve Rollits
requirements for a new modern working environment coupled with the
need for confidentiality within client areas and "thinking space"
The brand 'refresh' was handled by Headland, a
digital agency with offices in Leeds and Nottingham
who Rollits have worked with for over 15 years to deliver
all their digital, design and print needs.
Rollits was founded in 1841 when solicitor John Rollit opened
his first law practice in Bowlalley Lane, Hull. Now employing 100
staff, the firm will be celebrating 175 years of business in June
RFD Interior Architecture and Ark Interiors have collaborated on
projects together in the past, making the process of creating the
new Rollits' space familiar territory for the veteran companies.
RFD Interior Architects were brought in to collaborate on every
phase of the project, choosing to work with Ark Interiors early in
The new, open-plan work environment is much more modern than
Rollits current office structure in Wilberforce Court. The modern
interior sports a purpose built reception, meeting rooms and a
conference facility that can house up to 60 people.
The new, four story build has a different colour scheme on each
floor, allowing for dynamic work environments for staff and an
excellent meeting space for clients and visitors. The legal firm,
proud of its rich history in the location, chose to stay in the
city's old town as they were proud of the brand's roots and
heritage and wanted to ensure that the growing area remained a part
of the firm's culture.
Ralph Gilbert, Managing Partner of Rollits comments "We are
extremely proud of our roots and heritage and wanted to stay in the
centre of Hull when we relocated. Being right in the heart of the
old town is perfect for us as we focus on scaling up activity in
our core service areas and look to increase business in our niche
sectors. We are excited about the continuing development and
success of our practice and the part our move to Citadel House will
play in the redevelopment of the city and the Old Town."
Alex Jenneson, Director of RFD Interior Architects said "We were
pleased to work alongside Ark Interiors again. The hard work and
attention to detail they pride themselves on made them a perfect
fit for this project. We worked closely with the team from Rollits
and think the new building and design has truly connected people
and their departments within Rollits, giving the firm a truly fresh
approach for modern working practices and a clean contemporary
feeling that reflects the quality of the brand well."
Rebbeca Biggart of Ark Interiors said "It was great to
collaborate with RFD again and to work with such a great brand like
Rollits on this project. We are all really pleased with the end
Posted on: 15/02/2016
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