Munroe K puts Station Plaza on timetable
With the White Rose railway station due to open in spring 2024, the Leeds business park’s developer has lodged plans for a 145,000 sq ft office complex fronting the new facility.
Munroe K is aiming for Station Plaza to be the first BREEAM Outstanding and NABERS five-star development in Leeds’ out of town market. In addition, the developer wants it to be carbon-neutral in operation.
Think Architecture has designed the scheme.
The masterplan for Station Plaza incorporates three buildings, two totalling 100,000 sq ft over two wings and interconnected with a shared atrium and the third being a separate 45,000 sq ft building.
CBRE, Knight Frank and Sanderson Weatherall are instructed as joint agents.
The office buildings will include undercroft car parking and will be set within a heavily landscaped site.
The wider White Rose Park comprises just over 550,000 sq ft of offices across nine buildings which are almost fully occupied, with only 12,000 sq ft remaining available.
There are some 5,000 employees across the park’s 15 occupiers and the on-site Elliott Hudson College,
White Rose Park’s facilities include an on-site creche, a 2G sports arena, outdoor gym, hospitality facilities and amenities at the neighbouring White Rose Shopping Centre.
David Aspin, founder and chief executive of Munroe K, said: “We’ve always been successful in attracting and retaining occupiers and the opening of the new train station in Spring 2024 giving access to a new 7m-strong talent pool, has acted as a catalyst for this new development.
“Alongside our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030, this new sustainable office scheme makes for exciting times at the campus.”
Footbridges were this month lifted into place by contractor Spencer Group as the £26.5m station build project gathers pace at White Rose.
Alex Hailey, senior director in CBRE Leeds’ office agency team, said: “There is strong demand for office space at White Rose Park as evidenced in its near full occupation and the proposed additional 145,000 sq ft will fill a crucial void in the city’s development pipeline.”