South Yorkshire solicitors, Wake Smith, has announced its plans to relocate into prestigious Sheffield city centre offices, pledging future commitment to the city.
The move will see Wake Smith take floor space in Velocity V1 on Tenter Street – allowing for consolidation of the company’s two current offices at Clarkehouse Road and Campo Lane and providing room for future growth.
Wake Smith has been established in Sheffield for more than 200 years and became a limited company earlier this year, employing more than 100 staff including 46 fee earners and 18 directors. The move is planned for 2016.
John Baddeley, director at Wake Smith, said: “The plan to move Wake Smith into a key city centre location is partly due to the company’s growth ambitions but is also a clear commitment to the city of Sheffield and a landmark in this company’s development.
“We will consolidate two offices which are currently located several miles apart and bring the entire team under one roof, following 25 years of client-facing operations from our flagship Clarkehouse Road offices.
“This will allow for significant efficiency improvements, provide improved client meeting facilities, IT and systems upgrades and will also place us in a key location.”
Velocity Village is a Grade A office complex located in the city’s legal quarter, which is being marketed by BNP Paribas and Knight Frank as joint agents.
John added: “The announcement of our move has been made to staff and we are currently scheduled to relocate into Velocity V1 in the early part of 2016.
“We are ironing out the details regarding the logistics and appropriate timing of such a major move and will release further details in due course.”