Legal Ombudsman signs Baskerville House deal
The Legal Ombudsman has signed a deal to take 40,000 sq ft of Grade A space at Targetfollow’s Baskerville House in Centenary Square.
The Legal Ombudsman will take occupation of the upper fifth and sixth floors of the building from early May.
The newly formed independent ombudsman will offer services investigating complaints by customers about law firms and the legal process from the new premises. The Legal Ombudsman is currently in temporary accommodation in the city. Now that it has found its permanent home in Baskerville House it will bring up to 350 new jobs to Birmingham.
Adam Sampson, Chief Ombudsman, said: “People are vital to the success of the Legal Ombudsman. Our offices in Baskerville House will help us be an organisation that will offer a vibrant and exciting working environment.”
Ian Fox, Joint Managing Director at Targetfollow, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the Legal Ombudsman to Baskerville House this spring. The building was selected through a rigorous tender process, which is testament to its high specification facilities and sustainable features such as the EPC rating of ‘B’, which ensures it is efficient and low cost to run, as well as having less impact on the environment.
“The deal also signifies great news for the city as a whole. We believe that the relocation will have a positive impact on the Legal Ombudsman and it underpins the holistic package and flexibility that Baskerville House can offer modern occupiers.”
Joint agents on the scheme are Jones Lang LaSalle and CB Richard Ellis. DTZ acted on behalf of the Legal Ombudsman.