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Allen & Overy acquires sustainable London office

The move to an environmentally friendly office will reportedly play a ‘significant’ part in helping the firm to meet its commitment to a 50% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030.

Allen and Overy has announced its plans to move to a new and “more sustainable” office on the Broadgate campus in the City of London by early 2027. 

The move to a more sustainable, “modern” office will reportedly play a “significant” part in helping the firm to meet its commitment to a 50% reduction in absolute carbon emissions by 2030, as approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Allen and Overy said the newly-completed office will “provide its partners and employees with the space and flexibility required to meet the needs of the firm’s agile working model”. 

The law firm will be leaving its current office at One Bishops Square, with a current plan to move more than 1,800 people in phases during the winter of 2026-27.

The office at 2 Broadgate, owned by British Land and GIC, is part of the Broadgate campus. It is adjacent to Liverpool Street station, as well as the new Elizabeth Line which is due to open in 2022.

Gareth Price, Allen and Overy managing partner, said: “Our move to 2 Broadgate is a really important step forward for every one of our partners, employees and clients who come to our office in London. The new office space is a step-change in terms of energy consumption and better reflects the way we want the firm to work in the future. 

“The building will contribute to an estimated 80% reduction in our annual London office carbon emissions as well as having market-leading certifications for its environmental impact and the wellbeing of those who will call 2 Broadgate their place of work.”

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