Recruitment consultancy secures deal for newly revamped city centre office space

A recruitment consultancy has made the move to a newly refurbished office in Leeds city centre.

MackEnzie Stuart has taken the entire fifth floor penthouse suite, comprising 5,463 sq ft, at 76 Wellington Street.

The firm secured this letting from the Ardstone Regional Office Fund (AROF). The landlord has recently completed a refurbishment of the building’s fourth and fifth floors together with all common areas.

Michael Cecil, head of Asset Management at Ardstone Capital, said: “We are pleased that the decision to undertake a high-quality refurbishment has resulted in securing Mackenzie Stuart as a tenant so soon after completion of the works.

“Hopefully the strong interest in the refurbished fourth floor will also ensure it is occupied before too long.”

Richard Thornton, from joint letting agent JLL, added: “The letting to Mackenzie Stuart is great news for the building. We now only have two refurbished suites available which we expect to readily let given current levels of enquiries with occupiers very much preferring high quality accommodation.”

76 Wellington Place provides 40,000 sq. ft of grade A office space over six floors and is home to Schofield Sweeney, Aldermore Bank, Home Group Ltd and Paragon.

Duncan Senior, from joint letting agent at WSB, concluded: “AROF’s commitment to this level of investment demonstrates its confidence in the building and the Leeds office market.”

JLL and WSB are letting agents for the office scheme.