London-lawyers in Savoy move
The London office of award winning solicitors Mackrell Turner Garrett have completed an office move to the prestigious Savoy Hill House – part of the Duchy of Lancaster’s estate and an early home of the BBC.
For the last 70 years, Mackrell’s have been based in Covent Garden, but the need to expand and move into a modernised, fully functional office suitable for an internationally-focused firm saw the firm look for new premises.
A short walk from the High Court of Justice, Somerset House, Covent Garden and the South Bank, Savoy Hill House is easily accessible to clients and provides the perfect place for the firm to develop its growing team of internationally recognised experts.
With a rich history dating back to 1880, Savoy Hill House forms part of the Savoy Estate, which includes the Savoy Hotel and the Queen’s Chapel of Savoy.
In 1884 Turkish baths were licensed to operate from its basement and from 1923-32 the building was home to the newly formed British Broadcasting Company (BBC) from where they broadcast for the first time daily weather forecasts and the Big Ben chimes, while early radio contributors included HG Wells and George Bernard Shaw.
Built in classical Victorian style, the building is now also the home to the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Nigel Rowley, managing partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett, said: “Moving to Savoy Hill House is an important step in the continual development of the firm – I describe it as the firm growing up!
“Fully refurbished to the highest of specifications, Savoy Hill House provides the firm with all the requirements needed for an internationally focused law firm”