Law firm planning to recruit new staff

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Niche human resources and employment law practice Bhayani Bracewell is planning to recruit more lawyers after doubling the size of its Sheffield offices in a deal brokered by agent Knight Frank.

Bhayani Bracewell partner Jay Bhayani said: “We moved to Fountain Precinct two years ago. Having set up a new business, we wanted a credible, high profile address in a good city centre location.

“I liked the new look of the building after the refurbishment programme and it also appealed because it was home to a good mix of businesses from different industries. It therefore made sense for us to grow the business by expanding at our current base, rather than looking to move elsewhere.

“Knight Frank helped us identify Fountain Precinct during our initial search for premises and assisted us during the expansion.”

Fountain Precinct was built in the 1970s and was the first commercial development in Sheffield to offer air conditioning.

The building was extensively refurbished in 2011 and tenants include PKF, Co-operative Bank, Slater & Gordon, Begbies Traynor and Aon.

Knight Frank partner Peter Whiteley acted on behalf of LaSalle Investment Management, who manage the building for pension fund clients.

He said: “Finding the right headquarters for each business rarely involves a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

“Bhayani Bracewell were happy at Fountain Precinct, but wanted more space to accommodate their growing business.

“This deal outlines how a more flexible approach can strike the right deal for vendor and tenant alike.”