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New headquarters for Birketts takes shape in Ipswich business district

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 February 2017

Work on the new Birketts building in Princes Street, February 2017.

Work on the new Birketts building in Princes Street, February 2017.

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The new headquarters building for major East Anglian law company Birketts is rapidly taking shape in the heart of Ipswich's business district.

Work on Birketts' new office started just before Christmas 2016.Work on Birketts' new office started just before Christmas 2016.

The £12m five-storey building is going up in Princes Street on the site of the former pool centre and the steel frame has now been completed after work started shortly before Christmas.

The building is due to be completed in early 2018 and will provide accommodation for about 250 staff who currently work from offices in Museum Street in Ipswich.

The offices are being built for Birketts by Churchmanor Estates and once they are completed the freehold will be owned by Ipswich council – from whom Birketts will rent the building.

Company chief executive Jonathan Agar said: “The new build of our flagship office in the Princes Street corridor is progressing at pace. We anticipate taking occupancy in spring 2018, the beginning of a fantastic new era for Birketts.

An artist impression of the new Birketts Solicitors offices being built in Princes Street, IpswichAn artist impression of the new Birketts Solicitors offices being built in Princes Street, Ipswich

“This move will allow our business to continue to flourish, while providing enough space to fulfil our ambitious growth plans.”

James Austin, Senior Partner at Birketts, added: “We employ approximately 260 highly skilled lawyers and business support staff in Ipswich: almost half of the firm’s workforce.

“Top quality office space is an absolutely crucial part of our recruitment, retention and reward programme as we look to further grow the business.”

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