DWF to move into landmark building in Glasgow

Leading legal business DWF has reaffirmed its commitment to Glasgow’s vibrant business centre by announcing its plans to move into 110 Queen Street in 2016. The move supports the strategic aims of the firm and enhances the working environment for its people.

110 Queen StreetThe 143,000 sq ft, BREEAM rated excellent building offers DWF flexible, sustainable office space that supports the firm’s collaborative and agile working strategy. DWF will relocate from Dalmore House on St Vincent Street and has leased the entire fourth floor, joining fellow occupiers Deloitte and Grant Thornton.

Paul Pignatelli, DWF’s executive partner for the Glasgow office, said: “In the past few years, there has been a real buzz around DWF and the move comes at a great time for the business as the market notably steps up a gear. It marks the next stage of strategic growth for DWF, as we push our international capability in a controlled way and continue to invest in our growing UK offices. It enables us to move from working across three floors to one open-plan space that will enhance the working environment for our people - encouraging further interaction, collaboration and flexibility.

“The new office not only offers a great space and location for our people and clients, but it reinforces our approach to agile working, teamwork and client service excellence. 110 Queen Street is a significant milestone for DWF and the team is excited by the modern and flexible environment Queen Street delivers and we are really looking forward to next year’s move.”

This announcement follows significant investment in the Scottish team following five lateral hires including head of casualty and general insurance Andrew Lothian from Anderson Strathern; planning partner Moray Thomson from MacRoberts; corporate partner Gary MacDonald from Pinsent Masons; banking partner Chris McLauchlan from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and construction, infrastructure and projects partner Ben Powell from Tods Murray.

110 Queen Street has been developed by BAM Properties and funded by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

Paul Pignatelli

Partner - Executive Partner Glasgow

I am the Executive Partner for Glasgow and a partner specialising primarily in corporate finance but with a strong track record also on sporting matters.