Law firm Keoghs takes next step in London

Keoghs, the Bolton headquartered leading provider of claims-related services to insurers, has acquired almost 7,500 sq ft of workspace in the City of London.

The company, which also has offices in Manchester city centre, Liverpool, Southampton, Coventry and Glasgow, will move its 46 London-based staff into the fourth floor of Plantation Place South.

Commercial real estate consultancy OBI acted for Keoghs, which was previously based in managed workspace at Holland House in London, on the acquisition.

Alex Hodgson, Chief Financial Officer of Keoghs, an insurance-focused top 50 law firm that acts for leading insurers, businesses and suppliers to the insurance industry, said: “We are delighted to have secured space as a base to service our clients’ needs and to create a permanent work environment for our people.

“This move reflects our commitment to meeting the demand from our clients for our services to be offered from within the City of London.

“We first opened in London in January 2017 and now have a headcount of 46 in the City delivering products and services supporting insurers’ risks in areas including professional indemnity, reinsurance, healthcare, property and regulatory.”

OBI employs 32 people and provides advice to clients across its multi-discipline services, which include leasing and investment, office acquisitions, business relocations, interior design, project management and dilapidations. The collection of services is known as the ‘OBI Difference’.

Commenting on the Plantation Place South acquisition for Keoghs, Paul Mills, Transactions & Asset Management, OBI, said: “We were delighted to continue our relationship with Keoghs who we have represented in Manchester, Bolton, Glasgow, Southampton, Coventry and Liverpool.

“Plantation Place South is an impressive workspace building in the heart of the city and reflects the premium service offering that Keoghs provides.”

Cushman & Wakefield and Newton Perkins, as joint agents, represented the landlord.