University of Leeds completes purchase of Cloth Hall Court

The University of Leeds has completed its purchase of Cloth Hall Court in Leeds City Centre. The well-known conference and meeting venue, which is located on Quebec Street, was sold by Leeds Beckett University for close to the guide price of £8m.

The 31,389 sq ft office property has 10 meeting rooms over four floors, with state-of-the-art AV facilities and room for up to 300 delegates.

Dennis Hopper, Director of Campus Development at the University of Leeds, said: “Cloth Hall Court already has an established reputation as one of the best conference and meeting venues in Leeds.

“This acquisition will complement the University of Leeds’ existing venue portfolio, as well as helping to forge new links between the University, the city and our business partners.

“Cloth Hall Court will provide a new base from which the University can build on its strong reputation for innovation, enterprise and professional education.

“We are looking forward to working with existing and new customers.”

Andrew Ellis and Richard Dunn at Sanderson Weatherall, acted on behalf of the University of Leeds. Andrew added, “It was a pleasure to secure this purchase on behalf of the University as they strengthen their existing portfolio.

“Cloth Hall Court is a superb venue and a real asset to the city’s business district. We have no doubt it will prove to be a great investment for the University.”

Sanderson Weatherall acted on behalf of the University of Leeds and Eamon Fox at Knight Frank on behalf of Leeds Beckett University.