Construction Begins On £350m Flagship Office Development

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Construction Begins On £350m Flagship Office Development

Construction Begins On £350m Flagship Office Development

Work has commenced on CEG’s Globe Point development in the Temple District of Leeds. BAM construction has moved onto the site on Globe Road to deliver the 37,800 sq ft, seven-storey building, that will be due to be ready for occupation by spring 2022, and provide flexible workspaces for up to 400 people.

Insider Media reports that the development, designed by architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Weill offer views across the city from roof terraces on the top two floors and outdoor plazas. Targeting BREEAM Excellent and EPC A, Globe Point has also been independently accredited as WiredScore Platinum, something only 10% of buildings worldwide have achieved.

It means that tenants will be supported by the best-in-class technological capacity, internet and mobile connectivity, infrastructure resilience, and future-proofing.

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “The start of work on Globe Point is hugely welcome news for the Temple district and the city as a whole.

“Developments like this will help drive our recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and, as the restrictions on all our lives continue to ease, make it clear that Leeds is very much open for business.”

Chief executive of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan, said the plans for Globe Point are ‘very impressive indeed’, and that the development promises to be a landmark in one of the city’s most exciting areas.

“It’s gratifying to see energy efficiency and other environmental considerations playing an important role in the building’s design, along with tech capacity and internet connectivity,” he said.

Nick Lee, development director of CEG, said that Globe Point represents the firm’s confidence in the office market and the city, with companies that were reticent to commit to property earlier in the pandemic now being more active.

“Healthy, flexible space and lease terms, and the opportunity to not face upfront fit-out costs, makes Globe Point all the more desirable.”

Fox Lloyd Jones and Knight Frank have been appointed to market the building, and Paul Fox of Fox Lloyd Jones said that the building will provide ‘exemplary levels of service and wellbeing’ for occupants via a team, of dedicated staff.

“It’s an iconic gateway building with a truly unrivalled design and specification catering to requirements from 1,920 – 37,800 sq ft. The commitment to speculatively build is testament to CEG’s commitment to Leeds and the strength of the office market where stock remains at an all-time low.”

Roger Marsh, chairman of the LEP and NP11 group of Northern local enterprise partnerships, said that Globe Point will unlock the Temple District and the South Bank area of the city with the provision of Grade A office space.

He added that he hopes the new workspace will help attract investment and retain businesses in the heart of Leeds, which already has thriving digital, health and professional services sectors.

“The Temple District will also be home to the new Labcorp facility and their game-changing developments in clinical trials.”

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