Energy and engineering consultancy occupies city centre offices

An energy, engineering and sustainability consultancy, Hydrock, has relocated its Yorkshire branch from Wetherby to Leeds, as it continues to expand its presence in the region.

The company has taken approximately 3,100 sq ft, on a ten-year lease, in Riverside West on Whitehall Road in the city centre.

The ground floor offices, which overlook the River Aire, were previously occupied by RBA Associates which has now moved to larger offices on the fourth floor.

This enabled the landlord, Bradbury Executive Trust, to carry out an extensive refurbishment of the office to include new air conditioning, new ceiling tiles, LED lighting, contemporary toilets, and a full redecoration.

Fox Lloyd Jones brokered the deal and provided a full relocation service to Hydrock.

John McElwee, executive director of Hydrock, said: “This is an exciting move as we continue to cement our offer geographically in high-performing cities across the UK.

“This relocation enables us to form even stronger links with the property market in the region, which we continue to support with integrated engineering design and, in particular, providing clients with solutions that help them embed sustainability and energy transformation across their real estate portfolios.

“There is a huge amount of development happening in the county, particularly around Leeds, so it made a great deal of sense to relocate to the city to be closer to our clients and be in the ‘thick of the action’.

“The modern offices within Riverside West are perfect, as they not only provide a great working environment, but they also offer ample space to accommodate and expand our current 20 strong team.”

Richard Boothroyd, of Bradbury Executive Trust, said: “It is excellent to have attracted such a well-respected company to Riverside West.

“Hydrock has been involved in high profile schemes up and down the country and we are proud to have them as tenants.

“Naturally, we are delighted the company has recognised that our strategic location within Leeds city centre will help raise its profile among developers even further.”

Harry Finney, senior surveyor at Fox Lloyd Jones, added: “Riverside West perfectly met the brief given to us by Hydrock, providing exceptional open plan accommodation that is entirely self-contained – offering a unique own front door opportunity.

“The office remains an integral part of the Hydrock business, and we hope this significant upgrade of office space helps them to continually improve and flourish.”