Law firm at heart of Castle Meadow campus ready to work with new landlord

Richard Medd
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A Nottingham law firm based at the Castle Meadow campus, which has been sold to the University of Nottingham, says it will work with the new landlord to understand their plans.

Browne Jacobson currently occupies the 60,000 sq ft Mowbray House on the 350,000 sq ft complex, where it employs around 600 people. It signed a 10-year lease on the new base in 2011 after 25 years based at Castle Gate and Hounds Gate, and moved into the offices a year later after investing in a top-end fit-out. It was the largest Nottingham office deal of 2011.

Richard Medd, managing partner at Browne Jacobson, told “We are delighted that the University has completed its purchase of the site. It’s an exciting development for them and we look forward to engaging with them as our landlord to understand their plans and to collaborate with them on making those plans a success.”

Earlier this year, Medd told that although it will probably have to leave it current base at the Castle Meadow campus in Nottingham city centre, it will remain in the heart of Nottingham, where it can trace its roots back 230 years.

However, he added: “It would be great to have clarity on the plans for the remainder of the site so we can factor that into our long term property strategy.”

The building is part of the award-winning HM Revenue and Customs headquarters complex designed by Sir Michael Hopkins in the 1990s.