A new home in the City

9 May 2022 / Insight posted in Article

Moore Kingston Smith is committed to helping our clients thrive in our ever-changing world. Over the past two and a half years we have witnessed rapid global, cultural and digital transformation which we expect to continue, and the firm is operating in a more agile, collaborative and flexible way than ever.

To reflect this, on 30 May we are relocating our City office to a building representative of the firm we are today, better supporting our people to provide our high-quality service to our clients in the post-pandemic age.

Our new space forms part of our growth strategy, focusing on a quality, personalised experience for our clients and our people, with a mix of collaborative spaces and AV-optimised video rooms designed for prospering in the hybrid working environment.

From 30 May 2022, our City address will be Moore Kingston Smith LLP, 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP.

While we have fond memories of our Goswell Road home since 1996, we are excited for the next step in our journey, which aligns clearly with our pledge to support our clients and our people.

Connectivity

​​​​​​​Part of the Broadgate Quarter complex, 9 Appold sits in a bustling part of the city at the crossroads of London’s key cultural and business districts. Easily accessible by seven stations, our new location sits near the Elizabeth line at Liverpool Street Station and provides greater connectivity across Moore Kingston Smith’s six offices.

  • Liverpool Street – 3 mins
  • Moorgate – 7 mins
  • Shoreditch High Street – 7 mins
  • Old Street – 11 mins
  • Bank – 12 mins
  • Aldgate East – 15 mins
  • Aldgate – 16 mins

Collaboration

With a hybrid working approach and emphasis on a quality client and people-focused experience, the way we are using workspaces has evolved in line with how our clients and our people want to work in the new age.

As a forward-looking firm, our priority is providing the right collaborative spaces that support the needs of our clients and our people. Opting for a balanced range of spatial settings, most of our space is dedicated to clients, collaboration and environments that suit the various working styles of our teams. We have moved away from static desk-based work into an open plan design with areas that support the varied ways people want to work.

Clients visiting us at 9 Appold are welcome to use our devoted Client Lounge with full-service hospitality, while a multipurpose, flexible space for client events allows for theatre-style training or guest speakers. A mix of mini ‘Zoom rooms’ for video calls are AV-optimised, and a dedicated area to welcome our colleagues from the Moore Global network provides further opportunities for collaboration – and for our clients.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is a priority at the firm – and we know people are at their best when their mental health is well supported. Providing a positive environment enabling our teams to perform to the best of their ability while enjoying their experience is key. As part of our commitment to that, a lot of thought went into the planning, making choices to include multi-faith and family rooms.

Supporting social interaction and movement, our space at 9 Appold is open plan with dedicated areas for our people to enjoy when taking time out of their working day. As well as an on-site barista, a focal tea point brings people together, encouraging connections that go beyond teams and departments.

Sustainability

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is increasingly on the agenda for our business as well as our clients’. Making a positive impact sits close to our heart, making it a key priority that our home meets high sustainability standards. Given that, we are delighted our new space delivers on areas that are important to us, benefitting the environment with:

  • 200 spaces are available to store bikes for our people choosing to cycle to work
  • BREEAM rating ‘very good’
  • Extensive recycling programme
  • 100% energy from renewable sources
  • Received the Green Apple environment award
  • 10% annual energy reduction through LED lighting