Law firm takes 165 Fleet Street space

The first two phases of refurbishment completed in October and included re-designing the main entrance, reception and common parts and new office accommodation to levels 2, 3 & 6. The fourth floor is now undergoing refurbishment and will be available in March 2018.Aberdeen Standard has taken a surrender of Memery Crystal’s existing lease at 44 Southampton Buildings, where a simultaneous re-letting has been agreed.The move comes at a time of significant growth for the firm, which is now 125 strong, including 25 partners. The move will be completed by mid March 2018.Simon Banks, Senior Asset Manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments said: “We are delighted to have retained Memery Crystal within the fund, increasing their foot print by 60% by delivering a high quality refurbishment, fitting for the next phase of their Business whilst generating additional re-letting value at 44 Southampton Buildings.”Nick Davis, CEO of Memery Capital, said: “Having outgrown our current premises, this exciting move to 165 Fleet Street enables us to continue to build the business going forward. The new premises will allow us to continue to assist our clients in a modern and bespoke space. The move will also ensure a great working environment for the current team, and that we maintain our ability to attract outstanding talent at all levels of the profession.”Gryphon Property Partners and BNP Paribas Real Estate represented Aberdeen Standard Investments; Monmouth Dean acted on behalf of Memery Crystal