SRA on countdown for move to Birmingham
11 September 2012
The Cube, Birmingham
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has confirmed a phased move of its staff to new premises at The Cube in Birmingham will take place in September with the office fully open for business on 1 October.
The SRA will be occupying two-and-a-half floors of the distinctive building behind the Mailbox, bringing together more than 600 staff from their split locations of Redditch and Leamington.
Staff have worked at both sites since the formation of the SRA in 2007. The Cube is recognised as one of Birmingham's landmark buildings and was designed by award-winning architect Ken Shuttleworth, who was inspired by the city's jewellery heritage.
Chief Executive, Antony Townsend, said: "We have been making preparations for the move over the past two years and this is part of the transformation of the organisation, and the way we operate as a regulator.
"We chose The Cube after considering a range of options in the Midlands as it offers a good central location, modern facilities and convenient transport links to London, nationally and internationally, and represents excellent value for money. Having all our staff together will help drive co-ordinated working across the organisation as we continue to streamline our operations improve effectiveness and reduce our operating costs.”
From 1 October, contact details for the SRA headquarters will be:
199 Wharfside Street
The Contact Centre number remains 0870 606 2555, while for international calls it is now +44 (0)121 329 6800.
The SRA also has an office at 24 Martin Lane, London, EC4R 0DR.
To faclitate the move, the Contact Centre and the Professional Ethics helpline will close temporarily from 12.00 on 28 September, until 14.00 on 1 October. During the closure any queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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