New HQ for Eric Robinson Solicitors
After a period of rapid expansion, Eric Robinson Solicitors has announced its move to new Headquarters at Vanbrugh House within the Botleigh Grange Office Campus in Southampton.
A plush 6,325 sq ft suite of offices located in the prestigious Botleigh Grange business centre is set to house the expanding team needed to co-ordinate logistics and support for one of the south’s leading independent law firms.
Over the past two years, Eric Robinson Solicitors, which has a 54 year history serving Southampton and its surrounds, has opened new offices in Basingstoke, Bracknell, Richmond-Upon-Thames and moved to larger premises in Winchester city centre.
The firm subsequently appointed one of its senior members of staff, David Franklin, to the new role of ‘ Operations & Business Development Manager’ in order to ensure the efficiency and consistency of client service, and secured its eleventh office to house both support and administrative staff, as well as the firm’s growing Commercial Team.
‘The move was inevitable and had been planned for as part of our strategic expansion programme,’ explains Managing Partner, Craig Petrie. ‘With new staff, clients and the need for flexibility and movement across a wider geographical reach, we required offices that are accessible, have good parking facilities and bring together teams of people within the firm so they can work more efficiently alongside each other.’
50 members of staff have moved from administrative offices in Bitterne and Southampton city centre in a deal the firm struck with commercial property agents, Hughes Ellard, now part of Vail Williams, with joint agents JLL.
‘Vanbrugh House is now 100% occupied,’ confirmed Russell Mogridge, Partner at Vail Williams Solent Region. ‘This is testament to its fantastic location and exceptional working environment and we wish Eric Robinson Solicitors every success there.’
‘We are very excited by our latest move and look forward to welcoming clients and associates to the new offices,’ says Craig. ‘After a period of investment and growth, we are now concentrating on ensuring we have given our staff the best possible environment and support in order to fulfil our potential.’