Sheffield home is a new paradise

Adam Turner, Mark Singleton and Mick Quinn view the plans.
Adam Turner, Mark Singleton and Mick Quinn view the plans.
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SHEFFIELD recruitment firm, Linear Recruitment, took to its new balcony to celebrate its own momentous milestone this week with completion of its newly refurbished offices at 18 Paradise Square.

Linear, which will move to its new historic headquarters this summer, drafted in the expertise of local building contractor, GMR, to help transform the ‘rabbit warren’ offices into an open-plan, contemporary space. The building lies within Sheffield’s historic conservation area and GMR had to carry out a complete strip-out, including many of the partition walls, while maintaining the façade of the four-storey building.

The fit-out project has seen GMR create a new boardroom, reception, waiting room and interview rooms on the ground floor. The contractor has also installed a new data system, a sophisticated phone system and an energy-efficient lighting system to give Linear a state-the-art office environment.

Mick Quinn from GMR said: “The building was previously occupied by a firm of solicitors and had lots of small offices and consultation rooms. Our job was to open out the first and second floors to provide an open-plan layout, add new facilities to the ground floor and upgrade the storage and washrooms in the basement.

“The only change we’ve made to the exterior though is a lick of paint – for which Linear can have any colour they like… as long as it’s Paradise Square blue in line with the rules for the conservation area.”

Linear’s managing director, Adam Turner adds: “Our logo is blue so for us it’s like moving into a neighbourhood where everyone’s painted their front door to match our corporate colours.”