Law firm makes move to Birmingham’s Colmore Row

Law firm Clarke Willmott has relocated to offices in Birmingham’s Colmore Row.

The law firm sought Harris Lamb’s advice in making decisions about post-Covid workspaces as it weighed up the options of renewing a lease on its existing site against relocating to a new address.

Andy Smith, of Harris Lamb’s lease advisory team, said: “Many businesses have undertaken reviews of their commercial property requirements over the past year as they adapt to a new reality of considered how office-based working practices could change.

“The business, which has been based at 138 Edmund Street since 2005, instructed us to provide advice on a lease renewal of its current office as well as providing potential relocation options that would make the transition to city working easier for employees when the Government’s  work-from-home guidance was lifted.

“Terms on a new 4,226 sq ft office on the seventh floor of 9 Colmore Row were agreed, a 10-year lease signed earlier and fit-out at the property is now almost complete in readiness for employees returning to work later this summer.”

Rayner Grice, head of the Clarke Willmott Birmingham office, said: “We are delighted to be moving to Colmore Row and specifically to office space that is designed to meet our commitment to a fully flexible approach to work in future. Our staff will be encouraged to work wherever they can best support their clients and the new office is designed to facilitate this. It also provides us with scope to grow in Birmingham and the region, a key strategic goal for the firm.

“The property advice from Harris Lamb was invaluable in enabling us to consider a lease renewal versus a relocation.  Harris Lamb assisted us in understanding all of the property costs, they identified and helped us to short list new options and handled all of the negotiations on our behalf.”

The landlords, Aberdeen Standard Investments, were represented by Andy Riach of JLL.

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