ACCOUNTANCY and business services practice Henderson Loggie is relocating its head office in what will rank as one of the largest commercial property deals in Dundee in recent months.
The firm’s 96 personnel are due to complete the move from Royal Exchange in Panmure Street to the Vision Building – a former jute mill – in the city’s Greenmarket by early January.
Henderson Loggie has been at Royal Exchange since December 2007 following the merger with the Dundee office of KPMG. Prior to that it was located further along Panmure Street at number 11, at one time the original Dundee main post office.
The new office spans almost 16,400 square feet providing “ample accommodation” for the existing staff numbers but has been designed for “planned growth” up to 125 desks, the firm added. It also has six meeting rooms, three of which convert into a conference suite accommodating an audience of 80.
David Smith, Henderson Loggie managing partner, said: “The reason for the move is to fit with our growth aspirations. It’s a modern office with an inspiring design and having everyone on one floor will suit collaborative working between our teams.
“A big plus is the improved access and parking for our clients compared to our present site and, in addition, with the V&A on its way there is a gravitational pull for the city centre to move towards the river.”
The firm’s move comes as Dundee undergoes one of Britain’s biggest urban regeneration schemes. The £1 billion waterfront plan is currently at the half-way stage and includes the creation of offices, retail units, hotels, flats and a flagship V&A museum and gallery.
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