We Are Moving

 

We Are Moving

Bookers & Bolton Solicitors are moving from our home of 70+ years at 6 High Street.  The move is due to the fact that, following the pandemic, most of our employees prefer working from home and our numbers based at the office have dropped from 22 to just 5 full-timers.  There is no longer a need for such a large office and Senior Partner, Gideon Cristofoli, has made the decision to downsize the space.  The owners of the building, children and grandchildren of the original Bookers & Bolton solicitors, have taken the opportunity to put it on the market and many locals may have seen the yellow boards go up.

We want to reassure our clients that the precious documents we store for you, Wills and Deeds, will be securely moved with us and our service is not changing at all.  We still intend to meet clients who wish to visit us face to face in our new offices at Abbeyfield House, 88 Normandy Street, a five-minute walk from our current building.

Abbeyfield House

Just like 6 High Street, Abbeyfield House has its own unique history, having been gifted twice in its 120 year+ life span. Currently owned by our Senior Partner, Gideon Cristofoli said he was happy to gift part of it again to our clients and employees. 

“This building was given once in the 1950’s, to the recently formed NHS, and again in the 1980’s to the Abbeyfield Society, where it got its current name.  It was a retirement home that housed elderly people who did not want to live in a large place and didn’t need specific nursing care.  It closed when it became difficult to run smaller houses of this type, due to costs and changes in legislation. 

When I bought it in 2008, it had been empty for several years and part of it was semi-derelict, with plants growing on the inside. After years of work, my wife and our Practice Manager, Paula Langley and I, have turned it in to a welcoming home and now a home office.”

The move will take place on 6th September 2023 and will NOT affect the phone numbers or email addresses for the firm. 

The new address will be:

Bookers & Bolton Solicitors

88 Normandy Street

Alton

GU34 1DH

We will still have access to 6 High Street for a short time as our lease has not yet ended there. 

Clients will be able to access our new offices by using the right-hand side entrance, next to Kingsclere Dental.   Parking is available for just 50p/hour in St Mary’s Church Car Park opposite.

We are excited by our move to a more modern suite of offices but will miss the history of our old building.  We won’t miss the drafty listed windows, sloping floors or energy bills!

If you have any questions about our move, please contact Paula Langley or Magdalena Tutak

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