Big change for tech firm in Thorpe Park move

Mobile workforce management technology company BigChange is relocating to Thorpe Park Leeds, which it says will enable it to increase its workforce from 70 to 150 staff over the next five years.

The company has agreed a five year lease on the entire 9,500 sq ft ground floor of building 3150 at the park in a deal with Scarborough International Properties.

Martin Port, founder and CEO at BigChange, said: “We are delighted to announce our move to Thorpe Park Leeds. These new offices will almost treble our workspace to allow us to expand our operations and also provide a great environment for our team to work from and customers to visit.

“BigChange has grown significantly over the last five years from a £300,000 annual turnover to £7m.”

Paul Holcroft, head of commercial leasing at Scarborough International Properties, said, “We are pleased to agree this significant deal with BigChange on the back of our recent deal with Duchy Homes. Thorpe Park Leeds will offer an ideal base for this forward thinking, innovative Deloitte Technology Fast 50 business and its growth in years to come.

“As well as prime office space with fantastic accessibility, we offer comprehensive travel, health and wellbeing facilities for staff through our unique ParkLife platform and this is proving invaluable as we progress further deals to let our newest building, Paradigm.”

The deal with BigChange will see Scarborough International Properties vacate the ground floor of 3150 and relocate into 4,000 sq ft in building 3125.

Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and BNP Paribas Real Estate are office agents on Thorpe Park Leeds.

Following a £162 million investment deal with Legal & General Capital, Scarborough International Properties is progressing a transformational 1.35m sq ft mixed-use expansion.

Phase two of the development is now well underway with a new 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure park due for completion this autumn. Occupiers will include Next, M&S Simply Food, Boots, Odeon and Pure Gym. The plan also includes a further 940,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 300 new residential homes by Redrow and a 113-acre public park with sports facilities.

The first new 31,650 sq ft ‘headquarters’ office building, currently the only major out of town scheme available in Leeds, is now completed and ready for immediate occupation.

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