Construction begins on new office development in Leeds, UK

WCN Editorial Team 27 Nov 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based real estate developer Opus North and Fiera Real Estate have commenced construction of a premier Grade A office building at 12 King StreetLeeds development in the UK.

The start of construction of the office redevelopment follows the receipt of planning consent in September this year.

Earlier this year, the site was bought on behalf of Fiera Real Estate Opportunity Fund V UK, which is the latest fund in Fiera’s programmatic venture series with CBRE Global Investment Partners.

GMI Construction Group was selected by Opus North to renovate the landmark Leeds City Centre office building.

Designed by DLA Design, the redevelopment project includes a new façade, complete replacement of the fifth and sixth floors, a cycle spa as well as two new floors boasting a communal sky lounge with extensive roof terraces.

Upon completion in late 2021, the project is estimated to deliver approximately 54,500ft2 of super prime office accommodation.

Opus North managing director Andrew Duncan said: “We are creating the post Covid-19 contemporary workspace in the heart of Leeds, where technology, open spaces, roof gardens, fresh air, air-conditioning, combined with an exemplary approach to customer service, ensure we are the best-in-class office product in the city.

“We have challenged our design team of market-leading consultants to innovate and think outside to box to ensure we’re not just ploughing the same old furrow and doing what’s been done before.

“We have embraced the current climate, rolled with the changes and now we are close to launching the future of the post-pandemic workplace.”

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Rendering of the new office building at 12 King Street Leeds development in the UK. (Credit: Opus North.)

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