Smith & Williamson to make London office move
9 May 2019
Top 10 accounting firm Smith & Williamson has revealed plans to move into new London premises which it says are designed to incorporate opportunities for greater flexibility and more effective collaborative spaces
9 May 2019
The firm, ranked at number eight in the Accountancy Daily Top 75 league table, will relocate to refurbished office space at 40 Gresham Street, a few minutes’ walk from its current home at 25 Moorgate, during summer 2022.
Announcing the move, David Cobb and Kevin Stopps, co-chief executives at Smith & Williamson, said: ‘The decision to relocate in London is one we have considered extremely carefully but, after a rigorous assessment and having given careful consideration to the needs of both our people and our clients, our board is confident it is the right one for Smith & Williamson.
‘Our new home on Gresham Street will provide a first-class experience for our clients and our people alike and ensures we will all benefit from a modern, sustainable working environment in the heart of the City of London for many years to come.’
Smith & Williamson has appointed a professional team to advise on the project, which includes Perkins + Will (architects), Hoare Lea (engineers), Core 5 (quantity surveyors), Eversheds Sutherland (legal), and Cushman & Wakefield (project management).
Kevin Darvishi, leasing director at developer Stanhope, said: ‘We look forward to welcoming Smith & Williamson to Gresham St Paul’s, a sustainable development which will provide a light and air-filled, state-of-the art working environment.
‘The fantastic facilities within the building - including the wi-fi enabled café, reception and business lounge on the ground floor - will provide an enhanced occupier experience and further bolster the City of London’s reputation as a global centre.’
Smith & Williamson reported a fee income of £266m last year, and has 259 partners and total staff numbers of 1,475.