Shoosmiths advises Henry Boot on landmark head office relocation

March, 2023 - Milton Keynes, England

Shoosmiths has revealed its role advising Henry Boot on the relocation of its head office.

The law firm acted on the pre-letting for Henry Boot, which will see the listed land and property company relocate its headquarters to the Isaacs Building in Sheffield city centre in Autumn 2023, after over 90 years operating from Banner Cross Hall - located on the outskirts of the city.

Sheffield real estate partner Kellie Hatton led the Shoosmiths team advising Henry Boot on the move that sees it take 12,800 sq ft of space across three floors in the brand new Isaacs Building, part of Sheffield City Council’s flagship project in the city centre, Heart of the City II.

The relocation follows the property company completing a strategic review of its business in response to a shift in post-pandemic working patterns. It will also support the ambitious growth plans of the business in a new environment, to encourage greater collaboration and cohesiveness across its diverse network of teams.

Henry Boot - Internal CGI  

Henry Boot's new head office - Isaacs Building (CGI)

Tim Roberts, chief executive officer at Henry Boot, said:

“Following a review of our workspace requirements, we recognised change was needed to support the evolving needs of our people. It was incredibly important to us to remain in Sheffield. 

“Relocating to the dynamic Heart of the City neighbourhood, with all of the fantastic amenity and transport connectivity the scheme boasts, will make Henry Boot an even more attractive proposition for the amazing people we have in the business and the talent we’re looking to attract. We thank the team at Shoosmiths for its support throughout the process.” 

Kellie Hatton, real estate partner at Shoosmiths, added:

“As long-term advisers to Henry Boot, we’re proud to have played a role on the relocation of its head office – a milestone moment for the business as it progresses its expansion plans.  

“The move will also support Henry Boot delivering on its 2030 net zero carbon commitments, with the Isaacs Building aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. The development is also connected to Sheffield’s district energy network, providing low-cost, sustainable energy. It was particularly rewarding to work on this flagship new development for our city.

“This latest deal reaffirms the key role Shoosmiths is playing in helping clients realise their vision to adapt to changing employee and business needs, and to meet environmental, social and governance objectives.”