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Hammonds is embarking on a major overhaul of its regional business, kicking off with a £9m root-and-branch upgrade of its 26-partner Birmingham office.
Managing partner Peter Crossley said: "Investing in our Birmingham office is part of our wider ambitions to grow the business and our strategy to develop our regional offices.
"The refurbishment will provide first-rate facilities for our people and clients, and a platform for the firm's future in the city."
The refurbishment of the firm's Rutland House building on Edmund Street will begin in August and is expected to take 12 months. The investment is a show of confidence at Hammonds after two years of haemorrhaging partners.
The Birmingham office is central to the firm's regional strategy and this year has been involved on a handful of high-profile deals, including advising Aston Villa FC on its £62.2m takeover.
The strategy has also seen new heads for the Manchester and Leeds offices, Jonathan Edwards and Simon Miller respectively, as the firm moves to shore up its business outside London.
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