Law firm in King Street move

Thompsons Solicitors has completed a move into Orbit Developments’ 55 King Street in Manchester city centre, taking 12,700 sq ft.

The personal injury firm has moved its 117-strong team from Pearl Assurance House into the building following completion of fit out. The move is part of a programme of nationwide relocations for the practice.

Ian Bounds, its estates manager, said: “55 King Street is ideal for our requirements as the business has been able to relocate all staff onto a single floor, satisfying a primary relocation objective.

“Yet we have also managed to deliver a workspace that limits the sometimes distracting influence of large, open plan working environments, ensuring staff well being and productivity.”

Worthington Owen advised Thompsons, while Orbit was represented by JLL and Edwards & Co.

Orbit said that that its available stock in Manchester city centre has been reduced to just Cobden House and 18-22 Mosley Street. Previously occupied by Lloyds Bank, Cobden House is undergoing refurbishment.

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Great deal guys – its only missing the obligatory Orbit handshake welcome outside the building!

By James W