Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie invests in new Glasgow office space
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has made a significant investment into a new office space in Glasgow as its teams look to the future of post-pandemic ways of working.
The firm’s Glasgow team will be moving to St Vincent Plaza, a Grade A office space in the heart of the city’s IFSD Central Business District.
Fraser Gillies, managing partner, believes the move will act as an ideal springboard for the new hybrid working model being adopted by the firm in response to changes in working practices brought about by the pandemic.
“In the coming weeks, our Glasgow team will set up home in their new office. It’s a really modern space which is the perfect fit for our future-thinking practice,” he said. “The new office space will satisfy the needs of our people and our clients, and the open-plan layout will really enhance our collaborative working across our multidisciplinary teams.”
The c. 10,000 sq ft space at St Vincent Plaza will be Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie’s fourth office on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street in a period spanning three centuries. The firm also has offices in Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunfermline and Dunblane.
Mr Gillies added: “Like so many other businesses, we had to adapt quickly to working from home, and although the experience hasn’t been without its challenges, I think we’ve learned a lot about how well we can work remotely whilst still fostering a sense of collegiality and we are using these lessons to shape our working practices going forward.
“We want to offer the team a space which allows them to work collaboratively and somewhere they can use as a hub to use in a flexible way that works for them.
“Despite continuing to perform well over lockdown, we now appreciate the true value of meeting and having discussions in person, so while we fully intend on keeping elements of home-working, we also think having a high-quality office as a place to meet and collaborate with colleagues and clients is essential.
“We are seeing promising signs of growth as the post-Covid economic recovery builds up steam, so it’s a great time to take this next step.
“St Vincent Street has been our home in Glasgow for a very long time now, and while this is only a short move across the road, it will have a big impact on how our firm operates going forward.”