Government Legal Department sets up Salford office
A team of 120 lawyers will be based within 6,000 sq ft of HMRC space at Three New Bailey.
The Government Legal Department has agreed a sub-lease on the space that will run until December 2026.
In 2018, HMRC signed to a 25-year lease on the entirety of the 157,000 sq ft Three New Bailey, developed by English Cities Fund.
It will now give up some of its space, with GLD poised to move in this spring.
GLD is the government’s principal legal adviser and is made up of up of nearly 3,000 staff, 2,500 of these being lawyers.
The department’s North West expansion complements existing offices in Bristol, Leeds, and London.
“This is an exciting moment for the Government Legal Department,” said Susanna McGibbon, treasury solicitor and permanent secretary of the GLD.
“Establishing a new office in the North West is an important step in us becoming truly national and creating unique career opportunities across the country.”