Posted 19 January, 2016 OBI NEWS
OBI Property has advised Squire Patton Boggs on a pre-let transaction to take 27,500 sq ft of space within Allied London’s newest office building in the Spinningfields estate.
Complimented by some of the finest food, drink, retail and leisure offerings, No.1 Spinningfields will boast a stylish rooftop bar with panoramic views across the city, upscale restaurants and flexible event spaces for a range of corporate, business and private events. Squire Patton Boggs has had an office in Manchester since 1993. The move demonstrates the law firm’s commitment to the Manchester and North West markets and emphasises the integral role the office plays in Squire Patton Boggs’ international business, with six global practice group leaders and a member of the firm’s board based in Manchester.
Rob Elvin, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester said “We are passionate about our position in the local market, and this move to No.1 Spinningfields, in the heart of the business district, provides us with a platform for the firm’s future in the city.
“We have outstanding staff, a strong client base and great ambition for the future, demonstrated by the fact that we will now have first-rate facilities for our people and our clients here in Manchester.”
Will Lewis, of OBI Property said: “We are delighted to have represented Squire Patton Boggs and acquired the right space for them as a leading, global law firm. No.1 Spinningfields will be a first-class building in Manchester’s prime business location”.
Chris Reay, Spinningfields Estate Director at Allied London said: “Squire Patton Boggs is a global business with a clear ambition in Manchester.
“Only No.1 Spinningfields could accommodate their requirements, being the highest specification building outside of London and offering the unrivalled environment of Spinningfields.
“We are developing a world-class building and it will provide the perfect opportunity for Squire Patton Boggs to attract the best talent in the legal sector.”
Michael Ingall, Allied London’s Chief Executive added: “Better people make better places. Spinningfields will, for many business generations, be one of the places to work in the UK.
“We have been working with Squire Patton Boggs for some time and have been able to fully understand what they do and looked carefully at how they work in London, New York and other cities.
“We are delighted that this process has led to Squire Patton Boggs securing the best real estate solution available to them: a world-class solution for a world-class business.
“So many organisations get this process wrong, and fail to understand the differences between taking a lease on some office space, and creating an appropriate and special workplace for their business.”
Squire Patton Boggs will move to the office building in 2017.