2024 transfer date
Reed Smith is ready to relocate its London office to a brand new growth which “feels a world away from the City”.
The Pittsburgh headquartered outfit confirmed it’s going to transfer to Blossom Yard & Studios in Spitalfields, East London, from early 2024. Authorized Cheek understands the agency continues to be to signal on the dotted line however heads of phrases have been agreed.
Only a brief stroll from the uber-cool cafes and eateries of Shoreditch, the brand new website is a group of “sensitively designed” Victorian and Georgian terrace buildings that kind a part of the Norton Folgate growth.
The agency is at present primarily based on the prime of Broadgate Tower, a glass-clad skyscraper only a brief stroll from the Blossom Yard website. The current office chalked up an A* in our newest Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey thanks partially to its billionaire’s penthouse vibe and beautiful views of the Metropolis.
Commenting on the relocation, Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing companion, mentioned:
“While literally just across the street from our current office, Blossom Yard feels a world away from the City. The events of the last two years have led to fundamental changes in the way we work together. This led us to rethink the space we need for the future and how we can use that creatively. Our people have more choice and flexibility in how and where they work than ever before and our new offices will be an attractive, vibrant and dynamic destination.”
Plenty of large Metropolis gamers have introduced plans to relocate workplaces.
Hogan Lovells and Allen & Overy are transferring to new digs in 2026 and 2027, respectively, whereas Travers Smith and Kirkland & Ellis have both announced they are moving to new pastures in the coming years. Elsewhere, Linklaters is set to relocate to a new site at 20 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, from 2026.