New Louth office for top county firms

Construction is set to begin on the development which will include offices for accountants Duncan & Toplis and legal firm, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors.

The project will see a contemporary, open-plan office space built over two floors with 53 space car park.

When completed, the office will be available for use by all Duncan & Toplis team members as part of the company’s new flexible working policy, which enables individuals to work from locations of their choosing, including offices which are closer to their homes or closer to clients. The new office will replace the company’s existing premises in Louth town centre.

Since the proposals were first put forward in 2019, it’s been agreed that Wilkin Chapman Solicitors will occupy the first floor of the building, relocating its Louth office to the new premises.

The new office is being built by Lincolnshire-based contractor, Stirlin Developments and is expected to be completed by Autumn of 2022.

Adrian Reynolds, managing director at Duncan & Toplis said: “The construction of new premises is a major undertaking which requires careful planning and consideration. Since the start of the pandemic, these decisions have become even more important as we prepare for a post-pandemic world where we all have the opportunity to redefine and improve many aspects of the way we live and work.

“The site will serve as a workplace for team members local to Louth or supporting organisations in the area, in line with our new, flexible working policy.  We’re also very pleased to have Wilkin Chapman join us in the new offices, ensuring that the building fulfils its potential as soon as it’s completed.”

Duncan & Toplis has 11 offices across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire with more than 400 team members, specialising in a wide range of services.

For Wilkin Chapman Solicitors, the office move is part of a bigger, strategic development with the recent appointment of CEO, Robin Simmonds. These new, modern premises will allow for improved collaboration and communication for staff and clients in serving the wider community.

Andrew Holt, Senior Partner of Wilkin Chapman Solicitors said: “We are really excited for this opportunity for both businesses to relocate to a new office that will provide a modern and vibrant environment, for our respective clients and team members alike.

“It is great to be able to make a very real, tangible continued commitment in Louth and the Lincolnshire Wolds area.”