DTZ has secured Search Consultancy and icelolly.com in to new office space at the newly refurbished Park Row House in Leeds city centre.
Search Consultancy, a leading total recruitment solutions provider, has taken 6,000 sq ft and Icelolly.com, the low cost internet holiday comparison site, has taken 8,000 sq ft at the Grade II listed Park Row House building which has recently been sympathetically refurbished with a £2 million upgrade. The £2m has ensured that the building combines its traditional pedigree with a newly refurbished contemporary interior and modern functional office environment behind its traditional facade.
DTZ and joint agent BNP has now let 47% of its space and has 16% under offer three months from completion of a substantial refurbishment.
Park Row House is located on Park Row and is within five minute’s walk of Leeds City Rail Station. Its central location marks the point at which the accepted office core and the retail area merge.
DTZ Director, Eamon Fox commented: “Three months from completion 47% of Park Row House is now let. The Leeds office market is currently extremely buoyant and Park Row House’s commanding presence in Leeds’ Central Business District, as well as its proximity to both the city’s retail and train station make this an ideal place to do business. The building has already attracted a lot of interest from occupiers within the legal and financial sectors.
“We are at a tipping point in Leeds now in respect of supply and demand for new business premises. The supply / demand imbalance we have been discussing for 12 months has now arrived and we are seeing many professional services occupiers move into acquisition mode as expansion and business growth come back on to the boardroom agenda.”
Norman Lamond, Property Manager, Search Consultancy commented: “We are extremely pleased to be relocating our business to Park Row House as it represents an opportunity for our business to secure offices which are full of character and historic importance whilst having all the benefits of a new build functional office space behind the existing Grade II listed facade. During the acquisition process we considered many properties and from an early stage Park Row House was a winner due to its locational dominance and recent high quality refurbishment programme which is now complete.”
Dave Clayton of icelolly.com commented: “Our commitment to Leeds and Park Row House is reflective of the aspirations of our business; we continue to perform strongly and we are confident Park Row House will act as an excellent platform to promote and expand our business over coming years.”
Emma Powell, Surveyor at OBI Property, which represented icelolly.com, added: “Park Row House ticked all the boxes for icelolly.com’s requirement for high quality office space occupying a single floor plate and within a central location, allowing their management and staff to enjoy all that a city such as Leeds has to offer.”
Park Row House is also home to Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP, FiveTenGroup and Gravitas LLP.