Second law firm signs at No.1 Spinningfields

Browne Jacobson has taken a 10-year lease on 11,055 sq ft in Allied London’s No.1 Spinningfields office, and is moving to temporary offices in Tower 12 until its new premises are complete in September 2017.

Browne Jacobson is currently based in the Orega serviced offices in 3 Piccadilly Place, and will be quadrupling in size when it relocates to Spinningfields.

The 260,000 sq ft tower is currently under construction, and is the final scheme in the Spinningfields masterplan. Other pre-let occupiers include accountant PwC, which has taken 50,000 sq ft, and law firm Squire Patton Boggs, set to move into 27,500 sq ft.

London-based D&D has been confirmed as the operator of a 9,500 sq ft restaurant and garden terrace being built on top of the office. A ground floor unit has been let to M&S for a foodstore.

Browne Jacobson will occupy the fourteenth floor. The firm will move into its office in Tower 12, on the edge of Spinningfields, later this month.

Sarah Walker Smith, chief operating officer at Browne Jacobson, said: “We are really excited at the prospect of moving to No.1 Spinningfields. We see this as a game changer for Browne Jacobson in the North West and is another major milestone on our journey to develop and grow our offering, both regionally and nationally.

“Our move into the heart of one of the most successful financial and commercial districts in Europe is a reflection of our confidence in our Manchester team and our ambitions to grow our North West operation even further.”

OBI Property advised Browne Jacobson on the transaction.

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More Accountants and more Lawyers.Manchester is becoming a bargain basement London.

By Elephant

The other day I read that there is a decline in the number of Surveyors in Manchester!

By The Old Faithful

All those wealthy accountants and lawyers, coming over here with their good jobs, spending all that disposable income. Send em’ all back to London eh Elephant.

By Loganberry

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By Giraffe

How do these jobs create wealth? Explain you people condemning my comments.I know how people at Jaguar make money.They build a car and someone buys it.I do not understand how Accountants and Lawyers make money for the wider economy. Surely they take out of the coffers?

By Elephant

Elephant – by serving the property industry in one big self sustaining bubble, I mean circle

By Imperator