Law firm Gordons has signed a 10-year lease on the 8,947 square foot, ground floor office at One St James Business Park in the centre of Bradford.
The move will see Gordons relocate everyone currently based at its existing premises on Duke Street to the New Augustus Street office in November.
In the interim, a six-figure interior design fit out is being undertaken to create an open plan work environment similar in look and feel to that of the firm’s Leeds office. Gordons employs 200 people in total, split evenly between its two locations.
Gordons was founded in Bradford 174 years ago. Today, the law firm counts some of the city’s highest profile businesses among its clients, including supermarket giant Morrisons, fashion retailer Grattan and motor retailer JCT600.
Commenting on the move, Bradford Council chief executive Kersten England said: “Gordons’ continued commitment to Bradford is great news for the city and wider district. The firm is a mainstay of the business community and its people have always helped promote Bradford regionally, nationally and internationally.”
Once renovated, the new Gordons office will create an innovative working environment designed to further enhance interaction, problem solving and teamwork, according to the firm. It will include breakout spaces to allow Gordons’s people to work away from their desks, along with a relaxation area.
Gordons partner and head of operations Victoria Davey (pictured) said: “Bradford is an important part of our heritage. We remain totally committed to continuing to grow our business in the city and the talent pool available to us here.”
“We redesigned our Leeds office last year and the end result is an enhanced environment which improves everybody’s working day, boosts our productivity even further and fosters greater collaboration, all of which ultimately benefit our clients.
“We are applying the same intelligent design thinking to our new Bradford office to enable us to achieve the same outcomes.”