A LAW firm that is revolutionising the way companies access legal services has moved to new offices to accommodate its ongoing expansion.
rradar, which was established in 2012 by leading corporate defence lawyer Gary Gallen, has taken a three-storey, 15,000sqft office on The Beacon – a grade-A office development brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC.
The move comes after rradar outgrew its former headquarters on Livingstone Road, Hessle, going from a standing start to employing more than 60 people in four years.
The new building is situated off Clive Sullivan Way, just a mile from Hull city centre, and has space to more than double current staffing numbers, facilitating the firm’s ambitious growth plans.
Mark Smith, IT Director at rradar, said the company had been looking to move but wanted to remain close to their previous base to minimise disruption to staff.
He said: “We started on one floor of our previous office and grew to the point where the rradar team were distributed over two-and-a-half buildings, which is not a great way to run a business.
“We had been looking for a new headquarters for some time: we wanted to retain our connection to the Humber estuary and remain fairly close to where we were to minimise disruption.
“When Horncastle heard that we were looking for somewhere, they approached us to talk about The Beacon. The development obviously ticked a lot of our boxes, so after considerable thought, we decided to commit.”
Working alongside Hull-based interior design agency Red Frog Design, rradar has invested £600,000 to fit out the building, including a pool table, golf putting green and even swings on the ground floor for employees and clients.
Floors one and two comprise ultra-modern open-plan offices, and the company is in the process of developing video and audio studio facilities to create and deliver legal seminars and webinars to its long list of clients and partners.
Mr Smith added: “The Beacon is a great development and very befitting of rradar’s culture and approach. It is easy to find, which is convenient for our clients, and is surrounded by amenities. There’s plenty of parking which is great for staff who commute and we’re close to the major thoroughfare in and out of Hull.
“Most importantly, however, there is room to expand. We’re a young and ambitious company with huge plans to revolutionise the law. The space we have at The Beacon will enable us to realise our vision.”
Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “The Beacon is one of our flagship office developments that was created to attract brilliant, ambitious companies such as rradar.
“The building looks fantastic inside and out and we hope that Gary, Mark and the team will be extremely happy and productive in their new home.”
There is currently just one office left on the development. To find out more, go to www.thebeaconhull.co.uk.
Picture caption: Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC (L), shakes hands with Mark Smith, IT director of rradar (R), outside the company’s new headquarters at The Beacon, Hull.