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Lincoln solicitors invest £400k in new city offices

Lincoln-based Bridge McFarland Solicitors is investing over £400,000 in a brand new suite of offices on High Street.

The move involves the firm taking over the former Sony Centre on the ground floor of Sibthorp House as a reception area and private meeting rooms.

The refurbishment will also include a conference room, capable of seating over 40, which will provide state of the art facilities next to the courts.

The office will have air conditioning throughout and will also include a new cycle shelter to the rear to encourage staff to cycle to work.

The 680sq metre office will house four of the firm’s 21 partners.

The firm’s current office on Tentercroft Street has been bought by Lincolnshire County Council, who will be demolishing the building to make way for the new East-West road link scheme.

This provides the law firm with an opportunity to consolidate its growing Lincoln operation into new offices.

Building work started in May 2014 and will be completed by the start of July. The designers for the project are Ibbotson Architects.

The move comes after Bridge McFarland announced a five-figure deal to renew its sponsorship of Lincoln City FC, and earlier this year became the first law firm in the county to be awarded the Wills and Inheritance quality mark from the Law Society.

Managing Partner Richard Parnell said: “It’s been a really exciting and successful year for the firm and this move reinforces our commitment to the city.

“The new suite of offices is a big investment but demonstrates the firm’s growing reputation and standing in the city’s business community.

“The project also ensures we heighten our visual presence on the High Street and provides the best facilities for our staff and clients.”