Sheffield law firm moves 350 into Heart of the City in multi-million pound boost for city centre

A law firm is moving 350 people into the Heart of the City II in a multi-million pound boost for Sheffield city centre.

Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 2:16 pm

CMS has signed a 20-year lease on space in the HSBC building on Wellington Street, guaranteeing its long-term future in the city.

Staff are expected to relocate from offices near Park Square next autumn, coinciding with the firm’s 30-year anniversary in Sheffield.

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Grosvenor House. Picture Scott Merrylees

It means the building, officially called Grosvenor House, will be full, delighting council chiefs who are bankrolling the £480m Heart of the City II scheme with taxpayers’ cash.

Mark Haywood, partner and head of the North at CMS, said it reaffirmed their commitment to Sheffield “in the most tangible way possible. CMS has grown by more than 20 per cent in the North over the last 18 months as we embrace the opportunities this vibrant region offers with significant partner hires.”

Nalin Seneviratne, city council director of city centre development, said it was a vote of confidence in the HoC II scheme and would create a buzz in the bars, restaurants, shops and hotels set to be constructed.

Grosvenor House. Picture Scott Merrylees

“CMS, along with HSBC, brings a wide range of people, long-term into the city centre.”