Pinsents expands offices in Manchester, Edinburgh

Pinsent Masons has taken on extra floorspace in Manchester and Edinburgh to allow it to expand its ­presence in the cities.

The firm will consolidate its two Manchester offices under ;one ;roof ;at ;3 ­Hardman Street in the city’s prime Spinning fields ­development. It will take up 35,000sq ft on the eleventh and twelfth floors of the building in June.

Pinsents ;has ;also moved its 45 Edinburgh based staff into larger 14,500sq ft offices in the Fountainbridge district of the ­Scottish capital.

Managing partner David Ryan said: “The new office space is part of a long-term strategy.

“We’re still the new boys on the block in Manchester, so it’s a clear signal to the market that we’re here to stay.”

Scotland head Fraser McMillan said: “We’ve been looking for some time to find somewhere to give us more room for growth.”

In ;Manchester ;the firm agreed a 15-year lease last year with a rent-free period.

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