Bruntwood bags 26,000 sq ft Leeds office deal
HM Courts & Tribunal Service has taken the space across three floors at the developer’s recently refurbished West Gate on a 15-year lease.
HMCTS was represented on the transaction by Cushman & Wakefield. The service’s new space is now undergoing fit-out by CubicWorks, which will include the build of eight modern multi-purpose courtrooms.
Work is expected to complete in autumn this year.
HMCTS provides administrative support for criminal, civil and family courts across England and Wales. The deal will give the service greater proximity to many of Leeds’ legal chambers in and around Park Square.
The move by HMCTS follows the completion of Bruntwood’s extensive refurbishment of West Gate, which has seen more than 33,000 sq ft of space transformed. The project included a revamped reception, fitness studio and bike storage. Other occupiers include DXC Technology.
Andrew Butterworth, commercial director for Bruntwood, said: “HMCTS’ relocation to West Gate is a major milestone for Leeds, reinforcing the status of this building as one of the city’s most prominent and sought-after addresses.
“Creating thriving cities where people can prosper is part of our lifeblood, and we are committed to providing the very highest quality workspace in Leeds and across Yorkshire, including ongoing work at our flagship West Village development, a new destination that heralds innovation, collaboration and community.
“We look forward to welcoming the HMCTS team to their new home later this year.”
Graeme Goldsmith, delivery director for HMCTS North East, said: “We are looking forward to moving into our new home at West Gate later this year. It provides us with additional space and we will equip it with modern technology, such as improved videolink.
“West Gate also has the benefit of having good transport links and is close to many of our city’s most prominent legal chambers, with whom we work closely.”