A further 20,000 sq ft revamp will follow this initial phase Credit: via Four Walls PR

First phase of South Central refurb completes

Shelborn Asset Management’s £7m redevelopment of former Barclays space at Millshaw Court has brought an initial tranche of 20,000 sq ft to the Leeds office market.

The project reflects the first phase at Millshaw Court, which Barclays occupied for 25 years.

Making for a total investment of more than £7m, Shelborn is now progressing a second phase of works which will release a further 20,000 of the 90,000 sq ft office building.

Three miles south of Leeds city centre, the revamped space now has its own gym, showers, café and outdoor meeting areas.

Shelborn acquired the property in 2021, rebranding it as South Central. It has already been confirmed that fleet-tracking software house Inseego will take 5,000 sq ft from this summer in a deal brokered by joint letting agents Knight Frank and CBRE.

The building now also features 22 EV charging points and is EPC-rated A.

Laura McGrath, sustainability & community director at Shelborn, said: “The pandemic has certainly changed the way that many organisations are using their office space but the main impact is that going forward, modern offices need to provide much more in the way of services and amenities to improve the overall experience for staff.

“The amenities available for staff working at South Central, together with the building’s exceptional energy performance credentials, make it a compelling option for anyone looking for office space in and around Leeds.”

Simon Hepple, director of office investor project management at CBRE, said: “We have created an exceptional community and social experience with large biodiverse gardens and landscaping with a mix of formal and informal meeting and breakout spaces.

“Energy costs have been significantly reduced for occupiers and electricity is supplied from renewable sources. Smart technology and lighting systems have been installed together with water saving installations. We are delighted to be following a BREEAM in-use pathway and look forward to attaining BREEAM certification soon to further demonstrate South Central’s commitment to environment, health and wellbeing.”

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