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Moving on up: BCLP heading for new post-merger London digs

Newly merged Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has signed a lease on a new City office in what it calls a ‘significant commitment’ to a modern working space.

The announcement today (26 April) will see the combined firm move a stone’s throw from legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) London HQ at Adelaide House to the 125,000 sq ft Governor’s House office building at 5 Laurence Pountney Hill.

Legacy Bryan Cave’s London office, which has about 39 fee-earners and 12 partners, is already in the process of moving from its previous London base at 88 Wood Street to Adelaide House.

In a statement, BCLP said: ‘The proposed move represents a significant commitment by the firm to a modern, flexible working space, encouraging of collaborative working.’

The transatlantic merger between legacy Bryan Cave and BLP went live this month, creating a 1600-lawyer, financially-integrated practice with 32 offices across 11 countries, good for a combined revenue of more than $900m.

BLP has been based in Adelaide House since 1970, and has occupied the entire building since 2005. It is in talks with its landlord about what space they will keep in that building.