Law Firm Signs Lease in Heart of Leeds

Addleshaw Goddard is the latest big corporate name to announce that it plans to move to the Sovereign Square development in Leeds, which is based on the site of a former concert venue.

The firm which has been based in Leeds since 1775, will move its 400 Leeds-based staff from Sovereign House to the new Bruntwood and Kier Property building, at 3 Sovereign Square, in late 2016.

The 17 and a half year lease, will see the law firm take three of the five floors within the 93,240 sq ft Grade A building. At street level, 3 Sovereign Square will also have 10,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, providing staff and clients with a range of amenities.

Tim Wheldon, the head of the firm�s Leeds office, commented:

�Our current building has served us well, but the move to 3 Sovereign Square offers us the opportunity to plan for the requirements of our business, clients and people for the next 17 years,�� he said. �It�s situated just across the road from where we are now, and the new building allows the firm to remain at the heart of the local business community.

�We did look at other locations, but we kept coming back to here. Most of us spend more time in the office than we do at home, so we�ve got to make sure that we get it right.�