haysmacintyre, the top 30 accountancy firm will move to Queen Street Place, located on the north side of Southwark Bridge, as of 18th December 2017. At over 25,500 sq ft, the new office is 8,000 sq ft larger than the firm’s existing premises and will serve as home to 35 partners and over 230 staff.
An impressive growth trajectory and desire to keep the whole firm together on one floor of a building has driven the decision. Since moving to new offices in Holborn in 2013, the firm’s turnover has grown by 43% and headcount has expanded by 27%. In October the team won ‘Audit Team of the Year’ at the British Accountancy Awards 2017, demonstrating the high value of professional audit advice delivered to clients. With four senior lateral hires and three new audit partner promotions having been announced in recent months, the additional space will allow the firm to continue to expand.
The building includes an impressive roof terrace, well suited to both client and staff meetings, with fantastic views of the Thames and the Southbank, sitting opposite the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. Working facilities include a central hub area with a café at the heart of the office. The entire firm are currently being consulted on key elements of how the new office is set up and equipped.
Ian Cliffe, managing partner at haysmacintyre commented:
The move to Queen Street Place represents an important new chapter in the growth story of the firm. A key element of the search was to accommodate the whole firm on one floor as we believe it helps cement our firm culture and ensures that clients benefit from a truly integrated service. We are delighted to have secured a space which gives us significant headroom for further growth.
We hope the fantastic views and dedicated space for creative and collaborative thinking will inspire our staff, visitors, and potential recruits alike. We look forward to welcoming our clients to our new home in the coming months