Smith & Williamson to make London office move

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

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.

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