Law office Barnes and Thornburg is moving to a new home in Washington, DC, to accommodate its growth, Commercial Observer has learned.

The growing law firm signed a 13-year lease to occupy the top floor of neighborhood center to 555 12th Street NW in downtown DC, owned by a joint venture between MetLife Investment Management and Norges Bank Investment Management.

Savills represented Barnes & Thornburg in the move of 35,037 square feet, approximately 6,000 square feet larger than its current space at 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The deal also provides the law firm with the ability to add more adjoining space in the future.

“The appeal was that it was contiguous on one floor with enough room for future growth,” Jon Glasschief executive of Savills, told CO. “The building offers first-class amenities including a fitness center, conference center and rooftop terrace, and the top floor offers great views.”

District Center includes a lobby lounge, an 8,957 square foot fitness center and a rooftop lounge with 3,391 square feet of enclosed conference space.

The law firm will move into the building on January 1, 2023.

“The office space on the 12th floor will allow us to further develop a collaborative work environment conducive to the success and well-being of our lawyers, our team and our clients”, Roscoe Howardthe Washington, DC office managing partner said in a prepared statement.

Joining Glass on the deal was Gary Stein, a vice president and co-regional manager in DC for Savills, while Flow real estate partnersMatt Pacinelli, Andy Eichberg, John Klinke and Josh Kreider represented the property.

Requests for comment from the tenant and landlord were not immediately returned.

Keith Loria can be reached at [email protected].