2 Whitehall Quay in Leeds.
Jane Imrie

Leeds city centre office space transformed in £2.25m revamp

A office space in West Yorkshire has undergone a multi-million pound revamp.

Specialist UK real estate asset manager, APAM has completed a £2.25m upgrade of 2 Whitehall Quay in Leeds city centre.

With the support of TP Bennett architecture, the second, fifth and sixth floors, totalling around 36,000 square feet have been extensively refurbished, as well as a complete redesign of the reception and common parts.

As well as a coffee station in reception, the site comprises a breakout area and an external terrace.

Following the revamp, the building now provides storage for more than 60 bikes and a repair station. It also has 10 showers with a drying room, 60 designated lockers and a towel service.

William Grenfell, senior asset manager at APAM, commented: “Having completed the cutting-edge refurbishment of 1 City Square it shows our commitment to Leeds that we have now invested more than £2.25 million to date on 2 Whitehall Quay.

“The past 18 months have made us all rethink office buildings, layouts and employee welfare, so we are delighted to be ahead of the game in providing modern offices to suit the new way of working.”

Nick Salkeld, director of Fox Lloyd Jones, added: “2 Whitehall Quay is in a prime location by the river and canal towpath whilst also being only a couple of minutes’ walk from the station and city square.

“When NHS Digital vacated the building, it presented the perfect opportunity to deliver new and improved Grade A workspace and improve the wider facilities within the building catering to occupiers key criteria post pandemic.

The supply of prime workspace remains restricted particularly for clean floorplates of over 10,000 sq. ft. available in 2021/22. As many occupiers are now returning to the office, we are starting to see improved levels of enquiries with Q3 2021 take up expected to be nearer pre pandemic levels.“

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