One Central Square named best commercial property in the UK

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One Central Square has been named the best commercial scheme in the UK.

Home to law firm Blake Morgan in Wales, the landmark development in Cardiff city centre has been named the UK’s best commercial property scheme in the prestigious RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards Grand Final.

Providing 135,000 sq ft of much-needed Grade A office space in the capital, One Central Square was completed in March 2016 by Rightacres Property. Blake Morgan was the first tenant to move in; taking 30,000 sq ft of office space over the top two floors.

RICS judges praised Rightcares for creating a ‘BREAAM excellent’ building that has proved exceptionally popular with tenants, whilst acting as a catalyst for further development in and around the area, which will further enhance Cardiff as a commercial destination.

Blake Morgan’s senior partner for Wales, Emyr Lewis says: “We have a proud history going back almost 150 years of providing legal services in Wales, keeping pace with business, political and social changes.  One Central Square is a truly magnificent development that has quickly become home to us.  The unique location of the offices, the accessibility, the facilities and the amazing views are all very much appreciated by our staff and our clients alike. We are very proud to have been the first occupiers and look forward to welcoming BBC Wales, Cardiff University and others as neighbours over the coming months.”

Blake Morgan employs 182 people in Cardiff. The expertise and experience within the firm's legal teams was acknowledged by the latest Legal 500 results which named 16  Blake Morgan lawyers as leading individuals and recommended a further 38 lawyers in the Cardiff office.