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Slater Heelis celebrates its 250th anniversary next year. Credit: via Peppermint Soda

Slater Heelis signs in Sale

The law firm is to take the whole 11,688 sq ft first floor at Crossgate House, consolidating its local offices into the Orbit building.

Slater Heelis has agreed terms for a 10-year period at Crossgate House and plans to move in spring 2023, a year that marks the firm’s 250th anniversary.

At present, the firm works from the Lloyds Bank building in Sale, from Stockport Road Timperley and from 86 Deansgate in Manchester city centre, as well as two addresses on Washway Road in Sale. Each of the Sale locations will close on the Crossgate move.

The firm said that Crossgate House met the requirements of its search for a new headquarters: a single floor, grade A building in the town centre. The property occupies a prominent location on the A56, a four-minute walk from Metrolink.

Slater Heelis has been involved in parts of Sale’s recent regeneration story, with managing partner Chris Bishop sitting on the board of the Uniquely Sale regeneration project, which aims to attract independent businesses, provide more green spaces and create cycling and walking routes in the town.

Dean Richards, leasing director at Orbit Developments, said: “We are delighted to have been able to provide Slater Heelis, which is such an established and respected business, with a property that fell in line with its workplace aspirations and will become its sole premises in Sale.”

Bishop said: “Sale has been home to our head office for over 100 years and during that time we’ve established strong roots within the community, so it was important for us to find new office space within the town. Crossgate House is the perfect fit.

“It supports our environmental commitments, providing a more energy efficient space with plenty of bike storage and easy access to nearby public transport links.”

Slater Heelis was advised by Edwards & Co, while Orbit Developments was represented by Canning O’Neill.

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