Haines Watts advised on ‘transformational’ office relocation

11th May 2023

Lawyers from our Real Estate team (Tom Jackson and Howard Jenkins) have advised Haines Watts on their move to a new, custom-designed office in Leeds City Centre.

The accountancy and business advisory firm’s relocation to 56 Wellington Street is part of the firm’s growth journey, placing them closer to businesses and universities they work alongside, as well as the city’s network of transport links.

The “transformational” move will give their Leeds team a workspace that is “fit for the future” as they continue to support owner-managers across the Yorkshire region, welcoming more new recruits to the team


“It’s been fantastic working with Haines Watts and Nick Salkeld and his team at Fox Lloyd Jones on the project. The new office looks superb and is a clear sign to the market of Haines Watts’ exciting growth strategy in the sector” Tom Jackson (Partner, Real Estate, Schofield Sweeney).

Occupying the whole third floor, the workspace is within a Grade II listed building which has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment. With nods to the Leeds community and “state-of-the art” furniture and technology, the refurbishment has still retained the original period features of the building.

Managing partner, James Sutton, commented: “We’re delighted to have moved into our new home in Leeds city centre. Leeds is a truly amazing place to be doing business, and always has been, with some really interesting businesses starting up and continuing to grow in our region. We set out to create a space where our team loves coming to work and clients love to come and visit. The new office really encapsulates this, whilst also reflecting our values and culture as a business, putting collaborative and agile working at the heart of everything we do, and Schofield Sweeney’s support and advice throughout the process has been valuable”

Chartered surveyors Fox Lloyd Jones worked closely with the Haines Watts team and our Real Estate lawyers on the project.

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Tom Jackson


Tom acts on a wide range of property transactional matters for developers, investors and occupiers across various market sectors.

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