Largest office let in Leicester this year sees utilities giant take 25,000 sq ft

Granite House

Multinational electric utility company, E.on Energy has been named as the latest tenant at Granite House.

The firm, which is relocating locally, has chosen to occupy the entire 25,000 sq ft first floor of the recently refurbished HQ building to support its customer service operations.

Boundary Real Estate Partners has secured the lease at Granite House, the headquarters building situated at Watermead Business Park in Leicester.

This represents the largest office lease transaction in the city for the current year.

The building is situated within the well-established business park, conveniently located between Thurmaston and Syston, just off the A46 and A607 highways.

Granite House spans 50,000 sq ft across two floors. The ground floor is occupied by Global Payments, serving as its UK headquarters.

Granite House also offers one of the largest parking facilities in the East Midlands, with 20 electric vehicle charging points installed and a capacity of 40.

Boundary has partnered with Choose How You Move Leicester County Council to provide a grant for E-bikes, benefiting occupants at Watermead Business Park.

FHP and CBRE are joint letting agents for Granite House.

Rebecca Gregory of Boundary Real Estate Partners said: “The team have been working closely with our tenants at Watermead Business Park and wider stakeholders as part of our ongoing repositioning of the park and our plans for the wider area. The high-quality refurbishment of Granite House is part of our strategy to provide ‘best in class’ business space to meet occupier demand in the area, which carries over to our plans for Phase 2 of Watermead Business Park.”

Mark Tomlinson, director at FHP who acted on behalf of landlord BREP, said: “We have seen a drive towards quality among occupiers with a particular focus on lifestyle and wellbeing alongside the continued focus on energy efficiency, and it is important that the regional office market delivers office buildings to cater for these requirements.

“The landlord BREP were quick to recognise the repositioning potential of Granite House to meet occupier demand and we are delighted to have delivered this letting to the new occupier who will have a real standout office space here.”


Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...