updated on 07 June 2023
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International firm Reed Smith has announced that it’s moving its northern support hub, Global Solutions Leeds (GSL), to a more substantial space in the city.
GSL was launched in 2018 to modernise the delivery of the firm’s legal and business services. The start-up was previously located in Leeds city centre but will be relocating to a new office development in the up-and-coming Temple area of Leeds.
The new space will boast 6,479 square feet on the fourth floor of the flat iron building, Globe Point. The building itself, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, is the first flat iron building to be constructed in Leeds since the plans for such a structure were first developed in the city in 1875.
Tamara Box, a managing partner at the firm, said: “I knew that Global Solutions Leeds would be a huge success from its inception, and I’m delighted that in under five years, we’ve outgrown our current space and are moving into a larger and purpose-built space designed with collaboration in mind so that we can continue providing cutting-edge legal and business services to our global network and our clients.”
GSL’s solicitors, analysts and business services professionals can expect dual-aspect offices with ground floor breakout space and an on-site café; the building is also said to cut energy consumption to 27% below the average for an office of its size.
Leeds is rapidly becoming a legal hub in the North, with firms such as Gowling WLG (UK) LLP recently opening a new office at 1 Park Row in the city.