International development organisation United Purpose relocates its global HQ to Cardiff

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From left: Jennie Howells (surveyor, JLL), Obi Ofokansi, (finance director, United Purpose), Rhys Williams (surveyor, Emanuel Jones)

United Purpose, an international development organisation based in Hereford, is relocating its global headquarters to Cardiff following a deal secured by JLL and Emanuel Jones.

Joint agents JLL and Emanuel Jones, acting on behalf of Chaldean Properties, the landlord, has agreed the letting of the fourth floor, totalling 3,545 sq ft, at 14 Cathedral Road to United Purpose, following the refurbishment of the building.

United Purpose joins existing occupiers Breast Cancer Care and HLM Architects.

United Purpose was attracted to 14 Cathedral Road because of its proximity to the city centre, the onsite and local amenities and the fact that this location would bring with it influential neighbours.

Kathryn Llewellyn, global CEO of United Purpose, commented: “Our move to Cardiff is a really exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Welsh Government – whose commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals is progressive and showcases a nation with an international vision.

“14 Cathedral Road really suits our needs because of the excellent on-site facilities and the beautiful views. The office will be a great place to bring guests and donors and will provide a very comfortable working environment.”

Jennie Howells, surveyor at JLL in Cardiff, added: “The refurbishment of this building provides occupiers with good quality grade B office accommodation, of which there is currently a shortage in the city centre. Due to the high standard of refurbishment and the picturesque setting, we expect there to be strong demand for this building, especially from charity occupiers because of the building’s VAT exemption status.’’

Joint agents JLL and Emanuel Jones continue to market the two remaining suites on the ground and first floor level offering between 2,180 sq ft and 4,580 sq ft.