Largest law firm in the North East chooses Legal & General's Newcastle Helix as new home
Legal & General Capital announces that it has completed a major letting with Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), the largest law firm in the North East, at its Newcastle Helix urban regeneration scheme, a landmark 24-acre innovation quarter in Newcastle’s city centre.
Newcastle Helix is a unique partnership between Legal & General, Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, bringing together industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers into this internationally renowned innovation cluster. It is a sustainable urban development which combines prestigious commercial and residential space with first class research and education facilities. It is already home to many companies including leading tech and science businesses and offers flexible workspace solutions.
In a move planned for 2022, WBD's Newcastle office of around 450 staff will take up to 47,500 square feet in The Spark, a c.100,000ft² office building in the centre of the Newcastle Helix regeneration scheme. The building, which is currently under construction, is due to complete in December 2021. WBD has a strong history of involvement in Newcastle Helix and recently advised Newcastle City Council on its joint venture with Engie to develop low carbon district energy infrastructure projects, including the urban green energy scheme at the heart of Newcastle Helix.