Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm, is pleased to announce it has agreed to sign an agreement for lease for new London premises.
The firm will move to an impressive and refurbished office space at 40 Gresham Street, a few minutes’ walk from its current home at 25 Moorgate, during the course of summer 2022. The new premises will incorporate opportunities for greater flexibility and more effective collaborative spaces.
Announcing the move, David Cobb and Kevin Stopps, Co-Chief Executives at Smith & Williamson, said: “This is great news for Smith & Williamson and is a significant milestone for our business that aligns fully with our long-term growth ambitions.”
“The decision to relocate in London is one we have considered extremely carefully but, after a rigorous assessment and having given careful consideration to the needs of both our people and our clients, our Board is confident it is the right one for Smith & Williamson.”
“Our new home on Gresham Street will provide a first-class experience for our clients and our people alike and ensures we will all benefit from a modern, sustainable working environment in the heart of the City of London for many years to come.”
Smith & Williamson has appointed a professional team to advise on the project, which includes Perkins + Will (architects), Hoare Lea (engineers), Core 5 (quantity surveyors), Eversheds Sutherland (legal), and Cushman & Wakefield (project management).
Kevin Darvishi, Leasing Director at developer Stanhope, said: “We look forward to welcoming Smith & Williamson to Gresham St Paul’s, a sustainable development which will provide a light and air-filled, state-of-the art working environment. The fantastic facilities within the building - including the Wi-Fi enabled café, reception and business lounge on the ground floor - will provide an enhanced occupier experience and further bolster the City of London’s reputation as a global centre.”
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Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group with over 1,700 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has twelve offices; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.
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