Knights takes office space at the Majestic in Leeds

Knights takes office space at the Majestic in Leeds

Legal services business Knights is taking 22,000 square feet of office space at the Majestic in Leeds.

Knights, which recently acquired Leeds law firm Shulmans for £20.1 million, will be joining Channel 4 in the Majestic, which has been comprehensively refurbished by Rushbond Group.

Global property consultancy Knight Frank brokered the officer deal, with Knights set to take a 15-year lease for two floors.

David Beech, chief executive officer of Knights, commented: “Today’s announcement reflects Knights’s ongoing commitment to provide a high-quality and collaborative working environment for colleagues and will support our expansion in the region through recruitment as we continue to scale our presence across the UK.”

The redevelopment of the six-storey Majestic, formerly both a cinema and a nightclub, will be completed next month, with Channel 4 taking three floors.

Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at Knight Frank in Leeds, said: “This is a very significant letting for Leeds and a resounding endorsement both of the quality and design of the Majestic building and of the strength of the legal sector in the city.”

Richard Baker from Rushbond commented: “We are delighted to welcome a flourishing firm like Knights to the Majestic. Our redevelopment has been a labour of love and we have been rewarded by attracting occupiers of the highest calibre. The Majestic has been designed to meet the needs of the modern business and its future will be defined by those who will occupy it.”

Fox added: “New technologies, disruptive market entrants and shifting client demands are powerful forces that are transforming what lawyers do and how they operate. As a result, the law firm of the future is becoming more innovative, nimble, lean and tech-focused. This, in turn, will transform the property requirements of the legal services sector. A future-proof, fit-for-purpose environment will be needed, which is exactly what the Majestic is.”

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