Growing law firm secures space at landmark office scheme

Commercial law firm, Hill Dickinson, has agreed a lease for 11 Wellington Place in Leeds.

The firm’s growing Leeds team is set to move into the 254,879 sq ft building later this year.

The business will occupy a full floor of the 10-storey building, taking 9,000 sq ft – a substantial increase on the 2,500 sq ft office it currently occupies in Bond Court.

Hill Dickinson’s Leeds team has welcomed 12 new members in the last 12 months, including Alison Starr, who joined as a partner from Eversheds Sutherland in January.

The 40-strong team is currently focused on healthcare, corporate, real estate and construction.

As part of the fit-out of its new base, Hill Dickinson will launch a dedicated client suite alongside modern colleague facilities.

Tas Quayum, chief operating officer at the firm, said: “11 Wellington Place marks a key milestone for our Leeds team and clients.

“It is a vibrant city with one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, and we see it as an important part of the future growth of Hill Dickinson.

“We are looking forward to being in the space with our team and clients later this year and celebrating this next step of our journey within the city.”

Esther Venning, partner and head of Leeds office, said: “Having operated within Leeds for five years now, our team has grown considerably in that time.

“We are in a position to accelerate these plans even further as we expand our offering to new and existing clients.

“As such, we require an inspiring space that can grow alongside us, with 11 Wellington Place perfectly placed to offer this in the heart of the city.

“We are investing considerably in our sustainability efforts across Hill Dickinson, and our offices play a vital role in this.

“We are incredibly excited to begin the move so our people and clients can take full advantage of this impressive new development.”

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, the asset manager and developer behind Wellington Place, said: “Hill Dickinson has gone from strength-to-strength in Leeds and we are pleased to be supporting the firm here at Wellington Place as it continues its growth journey.

“As a forward-thinking business Hill Dickinson is committed to operating sustainably and its move to Wellington Place will support this important agenda.

“We continue to build upon our vibrant neighbourhood here at Wellington Place and we look forward to Hill Dickinson becoming a part of our growing business community.”

Fox Lloyd Jones was the agent for Hill Dickinson, with Savills and JLL acting for Wellington Place.