In brief: Withers expands into KPMG's property

City firm Withers has announced it is taking over two more floors of 70 Fleet Street from KPMG. The firm, based in Gough Square behind Fleet Street, previously occupied the third floor but has decided to “bank the extra space for future expansion”. Withers will pay £25 per square foot for the space with the entire first floor sublet for five years to Speechly Bircham at the same price. Withers property partner Paul Brecknell said the firm had no “dramatic” expansion plans but needed the space for organic growth.