A WORCESTER law firm has given part of the former Royal Worcester Porcelain site a new lease of life by using it for a summer reception.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys held the reception at the facilities in Severn Street which was attended by 100 staff and guests who admired the new venue across the courtyard from the Museum of Royal Worcester, which is now home to The Nest Worcester as well as the Henry Sandon Hall.

Guests enjoyed locally-sourced refreshments as well as the music of Kringo Blue. Artist Mikey B also produced caricatures for guests to take home in exchange for a donation to the firm’s charitable trust.

The new venue will celebrate its official opening with live music, a local food market, a circus artist and face painting this weekend, June 30 and July 1.

Charlotte Thornton-Smith, head of the firm’s Worcester office, said: “This is a brilliant venue to have right in the city centre, and I’m so pleased to see that the Royal Worcester site has come to life again. I hope it goes from strength to strength, because it provides such a great outlet for local talent and produce.”

The law firm, which has been based in Worcester for more than a century, launched its new Cathedral Square offices recently .