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Greycoat Secures International law firm Pinsent Masons for new landmark London offices

Greycoat announced today that it has secured International law firm Pinsent Masons at its latest City development, 30 Crown Place, EC2. The building will be for its new City of London office, which will consolidate the firm’s three current London premises into one.

Pinsent Masons will be moving into the recently completed 30 Crown Place, EC2 which is an architecturally-striking 16 storey new landmark building and will become the firm’s new London base in early 2011. Comprising 197,000 sq ft, it will be the largest in Pinsent Masons’ international network of offices. 

Pinsent Masons has been searching for a prominent City base for its 600 London-based staff and operations for three years.  With its highly-accessible location, the move to 30 Crown Place, scheduled for early 2011, will have increased client space and meeting rooms and contain all of the firm’s London lawyers and facilities under one roof.  The move will also enable the firm to deliver on its strategic business goals of becoming a law firm of truly international reach, offering world-class service and excellent value.

The letting hails a great success for Greycoat’s 197,000 sq ft scheme and both parties are delighted with the outcome. Peter Thornton, chairman of Greycoat commented “We are very pleased to have secured a letting of the whole building to a substantial tenant for a 20 year lease. The building is ideally suited to an international law firm and will provide a significant long term investment in an attractive City location.”
Chris Mullen, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons, commented, “We are delighted that Pinsent Masons will soon be associated with such a prominent City landmark. Not only will this move allow our London teams to work even more efficiently and effectively together, it also makes great financial sense and demonstrates the confidence of our partners in our long-term ambitions in the UK and internationally.”

“We have been planning to consolidate to a single London location for some years, and it’s been worth the wait.   Its highly accessible location is ideal for our clients, close to Liverpool Street station, next door to the city’s well-known Broadgate Circle financial hub.” 

30 Crown Place is a landmark tower development by Greycoat, boasting a 360 degree panorama of the London skyline.   The 16 storey building was designed by Horden Cherry Lee architects and constructed by Skanska. Pinsent Masons were advised by Savills.  Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE advised Greycoat.