Oz law firm expands Cambridge practice
Australian-born law firm Slater and Gordon – which was the world’s first publicly listed legal business – has significantly expanded its presence in the Cambridge UK technology hub.
The practice, which currently has a base at Merlin Place in Milton, is relocating to 22 Station Road at the heart of the new CB1 city quarter being fashioned around the rail station. The deal means the 64,800 sq ft building is now fully let.
Slater and Gordon will occupy part of the fourth floor, taking 5,400 sq ft on a 10-year lease. It will be joining Mott MacDonald which has previously signed up for a 44,500 sq ft office on a 25-year lease and another law firm – Birketts Solicitors – which has taken 15,000 sq ft on a 20-year lease.
Slater and Gordon has evolved into one of the UK’s largest law firms with 3,800 people across 27 locations in England, Scotland & Wales including Cambridge and Milton Keynes. Slater and Gordon Lawyers started in Australia in 1935 and was the world’s first publicly listed law firm.
A spokesperson for CB1 developer Brookgate, said: “We are pleased to welcome Slater and Gordon to this thriving business community at CB1. The high level of interest in 22 Station Road, resulting in the building being fully let, within weeks of completion, highlights the attractiveness of both CB1 and Cambridge to market-leading companies.”
Brookgate was advised by Bidwells and Savills.