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UK Law firm TLT takes top floor in Glasgow’s flagship sustainable office development

TLT has secured new office space in the heart of Glasgow’s commercial district, taking 10,000 sq. ft. in the city’s new flagship Cadworks development. The development is set to be one of the most sustainable in Scotland.

The announcement follows the launch of TLT’s progressive fully flexible working approach, with Cadworks providing the perfect place for the firm’s first concept office to help shape its working environment nationally.

The firm will take the top floor, providing standout views across the city for events and meetings. The space will be the first of the firm’s six UK offices designed from scratch to support agile working, with facilities and tech enabling employees to mix remote working with time in the office. The design also puts employee wellness and space to collaborate onsite with clients at the centre of its plans. 

The development is due to complete in time for the United Nations' COP26 climate change summit in November and will be one of the first net zero office buildings in the city. It will also feature Glasgow’s first cycle-in access ramp and extensive cycling facilities, recycled construction materials, and air purifying Airlite paint. TLT will move to its new home in early 2022 when its bespoke fit out completes.

John Paul Sheridan, partner and Scotland location head, said: 

“We continue to invest to grow our business in Scotland and our new office space is the next step on that journey.

“Our people are guiding the design so that the space we create reflects our new flexible working approach and allows them to connect, collaborate and innovate effectively no matter how or when they work, as well as providing the space to better support and work with our clients. Critical to that will be the tech we use to connect with clients and colleagues locally, nationally and internationally.

“Cadworks sustainable office design alongside its vision of the wider positive social impact developments like this can have, is an approach that sits well with our own strategic and responsible business priorities. We are looking forward to working with Cadworks in this area in the future.” 

Basil Demeroutis, FORE's managing partner, said:

"We are delighted to announce TLT as the first tenant for Cadworks. A firm of this calibre, with a high commitment to environmental and social responsibility, is the perfect fit for our building, which has been designed as one of the most sustainable in Scotland

"As businesses rightly focus on bolstering the social, cultural, and environmental attributes of their brand, they are reshaping the way they care for their staff, the community, and the planet. Cadworks helps them to achieve this. We are proud to welcome TLT to Cadworks and look forward to their move to the building."

The office move is part of TLT’s ongoing commitment to investing in Scotland. That investment has seen it broaden its offer with a number of lateral hires in recent years across real estate, construction, and restructuring & insolvency, as well as the promotions of financial services lawyer Louise Chopra to partner and property and commercial lawyer Lucy Harrington to legal director in May this year.

The firm recently announced a partnership with leading sustainability & climate change advisers Carbon Intelligence to progress its ambitious sustainability programme, of which the firm’s move to Cadworks is part.

FORE is a leading real estate developer in Glasgow, and as a certified B Corporation, is committed to environmental stewardship and social impact, working for the benefit of all stakeholders. It is driven to help Glasgow's most vulnerable communities through its projects.  In addition to being a B Corp, FORE has made an industry-leading pledge for its business and operations to be net zero carbon by 2025.

TLT was advised by Phil Reid of Phil Reid Associates. Savills acted on behalf of the landlord.

The company has also signed the Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its aim to be a net zero business by 2025 and to support its clients with their own sustainability goals.

Signatories commit to actively reducing, with a view to minimising, the environmental impacts of litigation in the English and Welsh courts, including the two principal sources of emissions incurred by litigants: printed documents and domestic and international travel.

TLT’s pledge supports its wider plans to reduce the use of paper and carbon-intensive travel by staff both in the office and at home, including through employee engagement and awareness programmes, new firmwide policies and new tools and technologies.

TLT will also be adopting these sustainable business practices in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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