Harrison Drury moves offices after 50 years

Lancashire-based commercial law firm Harrison Drury will move to larger office premises in Preston in the coming weeks.

The firm will move at the end of March from its current offices in Fleet Street, where it has been based since 1960, to the corner of Chapel Street and Winckley Square. The offices are within a conservation district and next to Winckley Square's historic St Wilfrids Presbytery buildings, parts of which were built around 1840. The lawyer's new landlord is the Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes, which also owns the adjacent church and presbytery.

Harrison Drury agreed a ten-year on 4,000 sq ft at an undisclosed rent. The Grade 2-listed building is spread over three floors and gives the firm the additional room it needs to expand.

John Chesworth, managing partner of Harrison Drury, said: "The firm has progressed steadily over the past five years and this move to larger office premises allows us to maintain our growth strategy. Though we're only moving a short distance, our new office on the corner of Winckley Square also puts us at the heart of Preston's professional services community."

Last year, Harrison Drury, which also has an office in Garstang, increased fee income by 15% and was bolstered by growth in deals activity for its mergers and acquisitions team.

Mark Clarkson of Eckersley & Co advised Harrison Drury and the landlord was advised by HDAK.

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