A leading international sports performance analysis company is moving into the iconic 34 Boar Lane in Leeds.
Catapult has just agreed a deal to take 5,608 sq ft of office space on the second floor of the recently refurbished building.
Owner Kinrise is behind the transformation of 34 Boar Lane, a 57,000 sq ft building with 46,000 sq ft of office space over five floors and cafes and restaurants on the ground floor. It is located immediately opposite Leeds Railway Station in the heart of the city’s professional and retail quarters.
Kinrise has focused on creating an exciting hybrid community at 34 Boar Lane, bringing together a wide range of tenants across the office, retail and leisure sectors. As a result, 34 Boar Lane has become a key cultural hub in Leeds with the building’s cultural programme, showcasing gigs, food pop-ups and workshops, playing an increasingly important role in setting the building apart from the other conventional office offerings in the city.
Victoria Harris, office agent at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, which is marketing 34 Boar Lane, said: “This significant deal is a resounding endorsement of the quality of this magnificent building, with a company with offices across the world choosing 34 Boar Lane.
“Ever since we started marketing 34 Boar Lane, we have been choosing our tenants very carefully. The spirit and ethos of the building is crucial. Catapult is a fast-growing growing and progressive global company and fits this aspirational culture perfectly.
“During the past three years, we have transformed this well-positioned building into an exciting workplace at the forefront of the Leeds market. Three floors have been fully let, to successful professional companies, leaving just 10,486 sq ft on the first floor and 4,887 sq ft on the second floor.”
Samuel Lawson Johnston co-founder of Kinrise, explained: “It is very exciting to announce this significant new office deal with Catapult and we are delighted to welcome such a successful company with a global reach to 34 Boar Lane.
“This special building has been regenerated into an inspiring collaborative environment that offers our tenants characterful, design-led office and co-working space with top technology as well as an exciting range of independent restaurants, shops and event space.
“Our aim at Kinrise is to create space to inspire and enable. We do this by transforming iconic but un-loved buildings into creative work and social spaces for our tenants and public to love coming to. Our restore over rebuild philosophy allows us to play our part in ensuring the city’s heritage, unique culture and soul lives on.”