Pearson Solicitors are expanding with new premises in Saddleworth

Date published: 02 February 2022

A much-loved building on the High Street in Uppermill is being given a new lease of life as Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers move back into Saddleworth.

Over the next twelve months, the former Oldham Chronicle offices at 92-94 High Street, Uppermill, will be transformed and sympathetically refurbished.  

As well as having solicitors and financial advisers based there, the building will also create a much-needed meeting room hub in the heart of the village, providing local businesses with space to hire.

Modern meeting rooms will be available and attention is being given to creating a welcoming, yet professional service centre for clients who want to use a room for a simple hour long meeting, or reserve a boardroom for full team meetings away from their own offices.

For generations the Pearson name has been synonymous with the local area, having formerly occupied premises in the village centre. That office was transferred to Oldham, following a merger with  other Oldham based solicitors. Now as the business grows they are expanding into new offices and are looking forward to welcoming clients into newly refurbished offices.

Pearson Director, Richard Eastwood says it was a decision led by customers:  "We have so many Saddleworth based clients and staff members who live locally that it was an easy decision to move back into the area.  We have over 70 staff now and as our business grows and develops, we wanted to provide great offices facilities as we look to recruit more experienced solicitors and young trainees.

"Having serviced meeting rooms is something we recognised as being needed in the area and the bespoke Pearson business suite right at the centre of the village will provide just that.  With more and more people working from home having a great place on your doorstep for those important face to face meetings is a bonus. Privacy for your meeting, good Wi-Fi, somewhere to park, a warm welcome and consistently high levels of service across all areas will be standard.

"We will have a full service legal team based in Uppermill covering both business and personal law and look forward to being part of, and contributing to the local economy, putting Uppermill firmly on the professional business map.

"This new office forms part of our strategic plan and we are excited to start work and get the building up to scratch,” added Richard.

The building will be reinvigorated, getting a smart new frontage, landscaping, a thorough facelift and sandblasting, parking for staff and visitors and electrical vehicle charge points.

Whittaker Design in Oldham are helping the Pearson team visualise their development and bring the plans to reality.
Lee Hollinworth, Partner at the firm said:  "Whittaker Design are proud to be supporting another long established Oldham business with their new regional office coming to Uppermill. The conversion of this prominent building on the Square will bring it back into use and enhance the area with a new entrance, general upgrading of the building and improvements around the plot."

The new office is the fourth addition to the Pearson group.  The company offers a complete range of legal and financial services from other offices in Oldham, North Manchester and Failsworth.  

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