The six-storey building offers a total of 55,000 sq ft of office space to let in WC2. Last year, the building contractor Morgan Sindall completed the £65m redevelopment of the site for Legal & General Property (LGP).
Commenting on the Davenport Lyons lease agreement, Mark Russell of LGP, said: "This major letting is testament to the high quality redevelopment of this exciting West End property, which is orientated around the large landscaped central courtyard.”
Davenport Lyons has been recently restructured to as Limited Liability Partnership with Richard Williams as the firm’s first Chief Executive Officer. As further milestone event, the West End law firm has now announced that it will relocate from its current head office in Mayfair.
Mr Williams commented on the decision to relocate, saying: “This West End location is important for us, as while other law firms have vacated the area in recent years, we remain committed to our heritage of being a West End firm, which we believe allows us to remain close to all of our clients – be they corporate, tax, litigation, property, media or intellectual property institutions.”
The change of business accommodation could not be more marked, as the 6 Agar Street has undergone a dramatic internal renovation. Within the Covent Garden Business Centre the internal offices overlook a remodelled glass-walled courtyard that has been enlivened by the use of red-coloured fins. Externally, the period facades along Agar Street, Chandos Street and Bedford Street have been preserved and the main entrance sits beneath a distinctive masonry archway. Whereas the solicitors are currently based within a Mayfair office rental that was last significantly redeveloped in the 1980s and was put up for by Standard Life Investments in 2011.
30 Old Burlington Street has been Davenport Lyons’ home for the past 23 years and is located between Savile Row and Bond Street. This exclusive district is home to host of art galleries, fashion retailers and finance houses.