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New premises for Thrings as firm pledges commitment to London for another decade

Written by Peter Davison on .

An artist's impression of the  breakout areaAn artist's impression of the breakout areaSwindon-based law firm Thrings has restated its commitment to the London legal market by signing a 10-year lease on new commercial premises in a prime City location.

Thrings has secured 5,640 sq ft (or 523m2) of grade A office space on the seventh floor at St Andrew's House, located between the City of London and Midtown in one of the capital’s most exciting, dynamic and highly accessible areas.

The new premises – which have a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating – comprise an open plan office, meeting rooms with state-of-the-art communication facilities, break-out areas, quiet rooms, collaboration benches and a sizeable space for hosting events and entertaining clients.

The move forms part of Thrings’ ongoing growth strategy and places the firm – whose Swindon offices are on Drakes Meadow – directly in the heart of the City’s legal and financial districts.

In addition to providing access to new markets, the move to St Andrew's House will strengthen Thrings’ growing international focus by providing commercial facilities for international clients wishing to invest in the UK and UK clients with business interests overseas.

Since setting up in London in 2007, Thrings has undergone significant growth as a result of advising clients including House of Fraser, United Overseas Bank (UOB), Matchesfashion.com, Orlebar Brown, Handelsbanken, Bremont Watch Company, Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited and Kathryn Sargent, the first female tailor on Savile Row. The firm currently employs 45 staff in London, including 13 partners.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, said: "Thrings is a progressive and ambitious law firm with a strong reputation for providing first-class commercial and private client legal services. The move to new commercial offices is an extremely positive one, which provides us with an opportunity to refresh our London offering and restate our commitment to clients in the capital for another ten years.

“Our teams of specialist commercial and private client lawyers in London act for UK and international clients on a range of issues, and it is imperative that these clients continue to receive first-class legal advice in a modern, spacious and fit-for-purpose commercial office environment.

“The new offices are also extremely good news for our staff and working practices. We are confident the move to an open plan working environment will encourage greater flexibility and facilitate better communication and collaboration, not only between our London-based staff but also those visiting London from our other UK offices in Swindon, Bath, Bristol and Hampshire.”

Thrings will enter St Andrew's House on 12 March, joining patent and trade mark attorneys, Abel & Imray, public transport business, Abellio, and business management consultants, Moorhouse, as occupants.

Refurbishment of Thrings’ new London premises was carried out by office design and fit-out specialists, Interaction.

Occupation of St Andrew's House signals the first of two office moves for Thrings in the opening quarter of 2018. In April, staff in Hampshire will transfer from International House on the Southampton International Business Park to larger, fully refurbished premises on the Broadlands estate in Romsey.