Developer MEPC has broken ground on the government’s new regional Yorkshire hub to Wellington Place in Leeds.
The combined buildings 7 and 8 in the new hub will be designed to accommodate over 6,000 civil servants from various departments including HM Revenue & Customs, and NHS Digital.
The 378,000 sq ft office project is anticipated to be wrapped up in the end of 2019. The project will be built by Wates.
MEPC CEO James Dipple said: “Today marks an important day for both Wellington Place and the city as a whole, as it prepares to welcome thousands more people into the city centre, each day. Our investors are proud to play a major part in this important revitalisation of the West End and we look forward to welcoming the government to its new Leeds home in the near future.”
Wates Construction business unit director for North East and Yorkshire Paul Dodsworth said: “It has been an honour to be involved in the construction of 3, 5, 6 and 10 Wellington Place, and it is very rewarding to see the latest stage of our collaboration with MEPC start on site. 7 and 8 Wellington Place will benefit from our team’s proven ability to turn MEPC’s vision of modern premium office buildings into reality, and will be a suitable home for the Government’s new regional hub.”