Bond Turner increases office space at No.1 Old Hall Street
Liverpool-based legal experts Bond Turner has taken an additional 4,200 sq ft of Grade A space in Downing’s No.1 Old Hall Street office development, further committing its long-term future to the central Liverpool location.
Bond Turner joins other recent new arrivals at the building, including Rasul & Howell Limited, Dendara Limited, Kenyon McAteer Solicitors, and Gibbons Law, at the 67,000 sq ft development, located directly opposite Moorfields train station.
The company has signed a 10-year lease for the office space on the upper ground floor. It is the firm’s second suite in the building, bringing its total of Grade A office space to 9,300 sq ft.
The announcement follows Downing’s completion of newly installed, thermally and acoustically efficient, feature facades and windows across all elevations of the building, at the end of 2022.
Previous phases of the £6 million refurbishment at No.1 Old Hall Street have seen an insulated roof replacement, a power supply upgrade, the completion of a new building entrance and reception area, breakout areas and meeting spaces, as Downing has continued to modernise its office space to meet the changing and varied demands of office working. Downing is not stopping here though, with further additions to tenant amenities and wellbeing, to be delivered later this year.
A new 10,000 sq ft, Grade A office space is now available on its fifth floor, with a further 7,000 sq ft set to be delivered later this year on the 5th floor. No.1 also offers a range of smaller offices, from one person suites, upwards, which are available via Downing’s contemporary flexi-lease brand.
John Clegg, Head of Property Management at Downing, said: “No.1 Old Street has been a prominent office building within Liverpool’s thriving professional services marketplace over several decades. However, when the Downing team began work to upgrade No.1, we envisioned welcoming a melting pot of firms of all sizes and sectors, bringing a new vitality to the heart of the City’s Business District.
“Bond Turner is playing a key role in shaping this new culture and we look forward to them enjoying their extended reach within the building, along with new, like-minded occupiers, joining us in our few remaining suites.”
Dawn O’Brien, Director at Bond Turner, said: “Having been based at No.1 Old Hall Street since 2020, it has facilitated Bond Turner to progress through the next stage of our growth plan. It has helped us to attract a team of exceptional litigators and increase capacity to deliver fantastic results for our clients.
“The way in which we work, like so many businesses, has changed a lot since we first moved to No.1 Old Hall Street, however, the important role of the office is still clear to our team. Having undergone refurbishment work throughout the building, it reinforces the fact it is the perfect home for our people. We believe that the working environment is a pivotal part of business success and it is important that our people are working in a space that is an enjoyable place to be.”