Recruiter takes on more office space as it plans to enlist another 100 staff

A specialist recruitment firm is doubling its office space at 34 Boar Lane, in Leeds.

Charlton Morris will now occupy the whole of the building’s fourth floor, as well as the third floor, having relocated from Park Row two years ago.

The company has agreed a deal to take 8,751 sq ft of office space on the fourth floor of the refurbished building on a ten-year lease.

The move follows the expansion of Charlton Morris, with plans to create 100 new jobs over the coming years.

Owner Kinrise is behind the transformation of 34 Boar Lane, a 57,000 sq ft building with 46,000 sq ft of office space over five floors and cafes and restaurants on the ground floor.

Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, which is marketing 34 Boar Lane, said: “Ever since we started marketing 34 Boar Lane, we have been choosing our occupiers very carefully. The spirit and ethos of the building is crucial.

“Charlton Morris is one of the fastest growing and most progressive recruitment companies in the UK and fits this aspirational culture perfectly.”

Andy Shatwell, CEO of Charlton Morris, said: “We recently announced our expansion plans for 2022 and it coincided with the opportunity to take the fourth floor in addition to our current lease on the third, so we couldn’t be happier.

“Having an amazing office environment is central to our vision of ‘giving our people the best possible experience’ and we’re delighted that this continues to be at 34 Boar Lane.

“It’s a beautiful building that is perfectly located with great views over the station.”

George Aberdeen, co-founder of Kinrise, added: “It is very exciting to announce this significant new office deal with Charlton Morris, especially since they have already made their home here at 34 Boar Lane.”