The firm has moved its Manchester base from 1 St James Square. Credit: via RDPR

Glaisyers relocates Manchester HQ 

The law firm has signed a 10-year lease on Lambert Smith Hampton’s former office at 3 Hardman Street in Spinningfields. 

Glaisyers ETL, whose managing partner David Marlor passed away earlier this year, will occupy 9,600 sq ft of Mapletree’s 395,000 sq ft Manchester building. 

The lease will see the firm remain in the building until 2033, with an option to extend by another five years beyond that. 

“Since 2018, we have evolved from a regional stalwart into a national force with a growing international reputation,” said the firm’s executive partner David Jones. 

“This move into high-class offices in the heart of the city’s financial and business district is testament to what we have achieved in the past five years despite a global pandemic and what can politely be called ‘interesting times’ economically.” 

Glaisyers, which earlier this year opened a new office at The Plaza on Liverpool’s Old Hall Street, currently has a headcount of 72. Its new Manchester office can accommodate up 100 staff. 

“We are great believers in flexible working, and our early investment in IT systems to enable home working allowed us to see out the pandemic relatively seamlessly,” Smith added. 

“However, we also believe passionately in the importance of face-to-face collaboration, team camaraderie, and hosting clients and business partners in a professional environment that reflects the exceptional quality of our team and our legal advice – and that is what these new premises will provide.” 

The move was coordinated by Glaisyers’ projects and business solutions manager Sean Edwards and management team, including people and organisational development manager Janet Westwell and finance and business services manager Carolyn Smith, supported by JLMcr Property Consultancy. 

JLL acted on behalf of Mapletree. 

The letting to Glaisyers is the second sizeable Spinningfields deal JLL has been involved in in recent months. The consultancy also advised on a transaction that saw Arden University take more than 40,000 sq ft at Two Hardman Street, one of the largest deals in the city this year. 

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