Glenbrook investing £1m in upgrading distinguished Leeds city centre building

Albion Court

Manchester’s Glenbrook Investments is spending more than £1m to upgrade one of the most revered properties in Leeds city centre.

Albion Court is a 31,400 sq ft Victorian former Church of England Institute and was acquired by Glenbrook in September last year. Work involves an extensive upgrade of office spaces above ground level and the basement.

Scott Griffiths, a Glenbrook Investments director, said: “Our contractors started on site this week and we are excited to see all the hard work in planning and designing the changes to the interior now being realised.

“The retail tenants on the ground floor, Pizza Express, Byron Burger and Card Factory, will remain as they are, but the office reception area, basement, all communal areas and vacant offices are to be completely refurbished and upgraded.

“We wanted to reveal the features of the building and create a boutique style that is sympathetic to the architecture and history. I am pleased to say our talented interior designers have created something very special.”

Carter Towler has been appointed by Glenbrook to market the Grade A+ offices, and the company’s office agency director, Clem McDowell, said: “The interior designs are exceptional – the colours and textures, the quality of the materials and the feature lighting is more in keeping with a high end boutique hotel, but it’s absolutely what this property deserves.

“Albion Court has everything a discerning business could want, it’s a unique part-Grade II-listed property with beautiful Gothic revival architecture, in a prestigious heart of the city location, with a plethora of amenities on the doorstep, great transport connections and the highest quality on-trend interiors.”

He added: “From the tip of its elegant spire to the events and exercise space in the basement, Albion Court will be one of the classiest office offerings in the city.”

Scheduled for completion this autumn, two office suites are available ranging from 4,000 to 8,300 sq ft. Carter Towler and Lambert Smith Hampton are joint agents marketing Albion Court.