Barrister’s Chambers – Newcastle

Barrister’s Chambers – Newcastle

Parklane Plowden


Bowman Riley designed the interior fit-out of a barrister’s chambers in Newcastle for Parklane Plowden following our transformation of their headquarters in Leeds.

Parklane Plowden relocated their premises to the Grade II listed Portland House to be closer to the civil, family and tribunal courts.

Portland House was a 19th-century maternity hospital designed by famed architect John Dobson. The building was later the local headquarters of the BBC and was used during the filming of the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake.

The barrister’s chambers sought a fresh look for its office space to create a more inviting and functional environment for its team of barristers and clients. The chambers’ reputation for excellence and expertise demanded an interior space that reflected professionalism, sophistication, and functionality.

Our interior designers collaborated closely with Parklane Plowden to optimise the layout of the compact space and improve the client experience, creating areas that are welcoming, comfortable, and conducive to confidential consultations. We improved workflow, client interactions, and barrister productivity using the entire space available to create private meeting spaces, barristers chambers, offices and kitchen.

Our designs reflect our client’s brand identity, incorporating Park Lane Plowden’s logo and blue colour palette into the design while infusing a modern aesthetic.

High-performing acoustic treatments were incorporated into the design using acoustic ceilings and double-glazed partitions, bringing the added benefit of increasing natural light within the interior.

Now complete, we successfully transformed Parklane Plowden’s chambers into a sophisticated, functional, and inviting environment.

“With an impressive, modern design combined with an iconic exterior, we have a vibrant working environment which supports our growing set’s talent to deliver excellent outcomes for our clients. The new Newcastle office is the perfect complement to our Leeds premises, which combined helps enable our progressive growth strategy”.

Mike Stubbs, Parklane Plowden