Law Society and SRA to move to Birmingham
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has today confirmed that it will be moving to the Cube building in Birmingham city centre in summer of this year.
700 SRA and Law Society staff who currently work in three offices based across two sites in Redditch and Leamington Spa will move to the 57,000 sq ft offices on Commercial Street where they will have access the restaurants, bars, gym’s, saunas, a Laurent Perrier champagne nail bar and even flotation tanks.
Desmond Hudson, CEO of the Law Society, said:
“The move demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the West Midlands. Consolidating our current Midlands buildings and all our Midlands-based staff together, under one roof, will reduce our costs, make us more effective and more efficient. The Cube offers us a better, greener and more centrally located working environment, topped with first class transport links.”
Antony Townsend, Chief Executive of the SRA, said:
“The Cube offers us excellent facilities in the heart of Birmingham city centre to consolidate our position as the principal regulator of legal services, and to attract high-quality staff from a diverse population.”
The Law Society and SRA will occupy all of the remaining large office floors at The Cube. Fit out will be completed by the summer to allow a phased move of staff from Redditch and Leamington Spa to their new city centre home. The sale of the Law Society’s vacant office in Victoria Court, Leamington Spa, is due to be completed next month.
The SRA and Law Society office complex in Ipsley Court, Redditch, will also be sold. The leases on the two SRA offices in Tachbrook Park expire later this year and early 2013.