Opus North agrees deal at The Bourse

FINANCIAL investment consultancy Portfolio Evaluation has taken space at Opus North’s office and retail complex, The Bourse.

Financial investment consultancy Portfolio Evaluation has taken 1,800 sq ft on the first floor of Bond House, one of the three self-contained buildings which comprise the 50,000 sq ft site.

The Bourse, which was bought out of receivership by Ilkley-based property developer and investor Opus North, in conjunction with Palmer Capital, for £7.4m last year, has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, including a complete mechanical and electrical overhaul.

Bond House is now fully let.

Andrew Duncan, managing director of Opus North, said: “We are delighted that a company of the calibre of Portfolio Evaluation has taken space at The Bourse. This letting, together with the strong interest shown in the remaining space in Sterling House, vindicates our decision to buy this very special office complex.”

He added: “There is now a strong financial services sector presence in The Bourse, including companies such as JLT, TPO and Robert Half Ltd.”

The marketing agents for The Bourse are the Leeds offices of Carter Towler and CBRE.

Meanwhile, a derelict hotel on the seafront at Aberystwyth is to be transformed into a Premier Inn hotel and restaurant in a move that will see Opus North lease the property to the hotel group.

Terms have been agreed for the sale of the flagship Bay Hotel by Ceredigion District Council to Opus North.