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Legal team step up to top tier premises at Five Valleys

13 May 2024

Gloucestershire conveyancing specialists, Montpellier Legal, have announced their expansion into new premises at Five Valleys in Stroud.

The leading legal firm have committed to 2000 sq ft of office space currently under construction at the town centre shopping centre, which is simultaneously undergoing a £30m refurbishment.

The team came to celebrate a traditional topping out ceremony at the site last week joining key representatives from property developers, Dransfield Properties, who have been remodelling the centre since 2019.

Director for Dransfield Properties, Andrew Malley, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Montpellier Legal to Five Valleys.

“This is the culmination of a lot of work in terms of procuring the building and the firm will be bringing a professional business into the centre of Stroud.

“The company is expanding and bringing in more jobs for local people and in doing so is supporting the business community in Stroud.”

The special topping out ceremony marked the completion of the steel work by local contractors, S & C Bennett Construction.  

Flags have historically been hung at building sites as part of topping out ceremonies, and so two Union Jacks were draped on the scaffold to help mark the occasion.

(You can watch a video from the site of the new offices here:- Dransfield Properties (  

The new building, which is due to be completed in time for the legal team moving into in the summer, marks another milestone in the overall development of the former run down Merrywalks shopping centre. Following an extensive refurbishment programme the centre has been brought back to life becoming a thriving retail and leisure destination which includes a Borough Market style food hall, new high street names such as Sports Direct and JoJo Maman Bebe and high-quality independents such as Sandersons Boutique department store.

The centre is now a hub for people to work, live, shop and enjoy leisure time with an onsite bowling facility and VUE cinema completing the offer.

As modern solicitors, the Directors at Montpellier Legal were drawn to the newly modernised development due to its town centre location, good accessibility and the range of amenities close by for both their team of specialist staff and clients to use.

With existing branches already based in Cheltenham & Gloucester, the firm were encouraged by local agency demand to pick Stroud for their latest expansion and can’t wait to work within the local community, helping people to buy or sell their homes.

Nick Ponting, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Having grown up and worked in Stroud for a number of years, it’s really exciting to launch our newest office in the town, specifically within Five Valleys. Bringing Montpellier Legal to Stroud will further enhance the experience for our clients and introducers.”

Montpellier Legal work nationally and employ a team of over 50 conveyancing specialists. With this expansion the team are on the look out for recruiting further talent and growing the Stroud Branch. For more information on the opportunities available, or to learn more about the services Montpellier Legal offer, visit their website Montpellier Legal | Your Expert Conveyancing Solicitor.

For more information, news and details of what’s on at Five Valleys shopping centre visit


Picture shows, left to right, Simon Thomas, Chief Executive Officer at Montpellier Legal, Andrew Malley, Director for Dransfield Properties, and Nick Ponting, Chief Operating Officer at Montpellier Legal. 

For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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