JLL agrees Wellington Place move
Long engaged as an advisor on the Leeds business district, the consultancy will take the 10,219 sq ft first floor at the flagship number 12 building.
JLL will relocate from City Point on King Street in 2024.
The firm, which now employs more than 80 people in Leeds, said the move demonstrates its continued commitment to the city and wider Yorkshire market.
The letting also aligns with its ongoing strategy to deliver flexible work options as well as sustainable, technologically advanced, inclusive and amenity-rich workplaces.
Completed this year, 11 and 12 Wellington Place were the first outside London to achieve a NABERS designed reviewed target rating of five stars or above, an exemplar system for rating the energy efficiency of buildings both during construction and when in use.
Other accreditations for 11 and 12, which offer just shy of 230,000 sq ft across the pair of buildings, include a BREEAM Outstanding score, an EPC A rating and a Fitwel accreditation. TP Bennett was the architect.
Tom McWilliams, head of office at JLL in Leeds, said: “JLL is playing a major role in shaping and supporting evolving workplace strategies and we are delighted to be moving to a location that shares our ambitions in how office environments can foster partnership and innovation and develop positive cultures, wellbeing and positive social impact.
“12 Wellington Place offers our colleagues a collaborative and vibrant space, with the opportunity to flex their working habits in line with our clients’ needs. We are really excited about our ongoing commitment to Leeds, Yorkshire and the North.”
Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, the developer and asset manager behind Wellington Place, said: “JLL shares our market leading approach and commitment to sustainable development, community-focused office locations and using urban regeneration to support social value initiatives. We are delighted it has committed its ongoing future in Leeds with us.”
JLL follows the likes of Lloyds, Arup and Hill Dickinson in committing to the newest buildings on the estate, the banking group being the largest deal at 124,000 sq ft.
Jeff Pearey, head of UK regional office agency at JLL, added: “From its list of leading occupiers to its first-class amenities and inclusive community, Wellington Place is undoubtedly one of the region’s premier developments.
“As one of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings, our move to 12 Wellington Place aligns with our commitment to eliminate emissions from our workplaces by 2030 and to mainstream net zero carbon buildings in the industry.”
JLL and Savills are the joint commercial letting agents on the scheme, with Lyons Thompson Letts appointed to market its retail and leisure space.