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February 10, 2016

Workspace growth continues in Leeds

Workspace will refurbish Yorkshire House in Leeds after securing a contract worth more than £2 million.

The Manchester business, which almost doubled its headcount in the past two months, will fit-out the building on Greek Street over a 30-week period.

The 83,000 sq ft Yorkshire House building, owned by FORE Partnership, is situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre business district.

Workspace managing director Russell Davis said: “We are delighted to be working at Yorkshire House, given it is such an important building in Leeds city centre.

“We will carry out the work, a major category A refurbishment, for the FORE Partnership.

“It is worth just over £2m, is in the heart of the Leeds business community and it will take 30 weeks to bring this site back to the market.

“It was awarded by RBA and we are delighted to have won this prestigious project for a great professional team.”
He added: “It’s raining orders for Workspace at the moment and we have a record order book.

“As well as winning the Yorkshire House refurb we have also landed jobs in both Manchester and Birmingham recently.”

Yorkshire House offers Grade A office accommodation to let, ranging from 2,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft.

A number of amenities are available nearby including Carluccio’s, Jamie’s Italian, Pret, Restaurant Bar & Grill, Piccolino, San Carlo and Gaucho Steak House Restaurant.

It is also within close proximity to the new Trinity Shopping Centre and Leeds Rail Station.

FORE’s managing partner, Basil Demeroutis said: “We see increasing demand from businesses looking for office space that is both design-led as well as focused on the wellbeing of their staff and other stakeholders.

“We are excited about taking on a building that is fundamentally good but has the potential to be made excellent.”
He added: “The building will be split into two products giving it a new identity in the market.

“We are answering the call for centrally located media style ‘character’ space to accommodate creative companies of Leeds whilst offering flexible corporate space on the larger floor plates.”