Work Starts On New Leeds Office Building

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Work Starts On New Leeds Office Building

Work Starts On New Leeds Office Building

Work has begun on a major new office building in the heart of Leeds, which will provide 37,800 sq ft of commercial space when it is opened next spring.

Globe Point, which is located in the Temple district, is the flagship development of CEG and BAM Construction has begun piling at the site, which will see the new structure rise to seven storeys in height.

Regional director for Bam Construction North East John Phillips said: “We’ll be involving a lot of local companies to create this superb working environment which will be a great testament to the commitment CEG is making in the local economy.”

Scaffolders in Leeds will be among those looking for contracts to work on the £350 million development as it takes shape, with the new building, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, set to target a BREEAM Excellent rating for energy performance and A level energy performance.

It will do this through the use of smart sensors to monitor air quality and optimise energy efficiency. The building will also be run entirely on green energy and is designed to cut water consumption. The design will also include panoramic views across the city centre from rooftop terraces on the top two floors.

The building marks just the start of GEC’s blueprint for reviving the Temple district. Working alongside the city council, the firm is looking to create another four million sq ft of accommodation and wants to work with the council, the British Library and Historic England to make the Temple Works the cultural centrepiece of the masterplan.

Other office construction projects starting in Leeds this month include a £52 million building at Thorpe Park, which Scarborough Group International is developing. It has already been pre-let to credit management firm Powell on a 15-year lease.

It represents the largest out-of-town office deal ever in West Yorkshire.