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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Knight Frank instructs Forsters on relocation to new global headquarters

Property law firm Forsters has acted for Knight Frank LLP, the leading independent global property consultancy, on its lease for a new global headquarters building at 55 Baker Street, London W1.

Knight Frank has exchanged contracts with London and Regional Baker Street Ltd to lease part of its new landmark Central London development for its new 80,000 sq ft headquarters. The new office is undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment by London and Regional ready for Knight Frank to take full occupation early in 2008.

Forsters' senior partner Sophie Hamilton acted for Knight Frank, along with construction partner Sarah Cook who is advising on the construction elements of the redevelopment. Keith Barnett at Taylor Wessing acted for London and Regional Baker Street Limited.

Knight Frank has been headquartered in Hanover Square for the last 96 years, since March 1910. In its new global HQ, it will co-locate its commercial and residential teams over three large predominantly open plan floorplates. This is part of the Company?s strategy of capitalising on its ability to truly offer all its clients a multi-disciplined property consultancy service.

Nick Thomlinson, senior partner and chairman, Knight Frank LLP said: "Forsters' expertise and responsiveness has been critical in helping us achieve our original goal which was to remain in W1, and be on no more than three floors in an impressive landmark building. The new HQ will allow us to fulfil our ambitious growth plans. The design of the interior will be reflective of Knight Frank's vision and future, making our headquarters a place where clients will want to meet and our staff will be inspired to work."

Sophie Hamilton commented: "We work with Knight Frank on a frequent basis, and have strong relationships with a large number of people in the firm, so we are delighted to represent them in this historic relocation. We are particularly pleased that they will remain close neighbours."