Price Waterhouse Cooper move to St James Place
Professional Services firm PwC are to move their Norwich office from The Atrium on St George’s Street to the new St James Place business quarter being developed by Jarrold’s. One of the UK’s largest firm of accountants, PwC will relocate to 3 St James Court during the summer.
Chris Maw, PwC Norwich office senior partner said: “We are very pleased to reaffirm our commitment to Norwich and the wider region by becoming part of the fantastic complex taking shape at St James Place. The Jarrold’s development that we are moving into is of the highest quality and will not only provide a creative working space for our people, but also first class meeting rooms for use by our clients and the wider local community. We are all very excited by the office move and the Norwich based team of over 100 partners and staff has been heavily involved in the design of our new accommodation. Personally, I am delighted that the firm shares my view that Norwich is a growth engine for the East of England and our investment in this new office is testament to that.”
Jarrold’s Group Finance Director, Christopher Doggett said: “It’s great news that PwC, has chosen our St James development as the location for this important strategic move. Together with Barclays Bank, law firms Birketts and Mills & Reeve and Grant Thornton, PwC will become part of a vibrant professional cluster that has made our site the premier location for business in the city centre. The fact that the Jarrold’s development continues to attract tenants of the size, calibre and international standing of PwC demonstrates the continuing attractions of the city centre with its accessibility to all the amenities and transport links.”
Despite the prolonged economic uncertainty that continues to face our business community, investment of this kind shows that confidence in and around the city of Norwich is buoyant. Developments like that at St James Place and news of their latest tenant represents a positive reflection of the wider market in our region.
In explaining our region’s relative success, Chris Maw comments: “Many people already know that East Anglia is a fantastic place to live, but we need to start shouting louder about it being a great place to start businesses, grow businesses and build careers. I have long extolled the virtues of the excellent business clusters already in place at Norwich Research Park, Hethel Engineering and the Beacon Innovation Centre, for example. We need to celebrate success and encourage businesses to think positively about themselves and the wider local economy.”
Jarrold’s Chairman, David Hill said: “We are very pleased to welcome PwC to St James Place and I am sure they will become a valued part of the business community that we are building in the heart of Norwich.”