Prominent refurbished property attracts four businesses

Four office deals have been completed at Tailors Corner, a central Leeds building which was originally the home of Hepworth Tailors.

The deals coincide with the completion of a £5m refurbishment of the 25,000 sq ft building.

New occupiers of Tailors Corner are wealth managers James Hambro and Partners; Fenchurch Law; financial advisers Interpath Ltd; and retail and e-commerce specialists Circus PPC.

Together they have taken almost 10,000 sq ft of office space.

Tailors Corner – formerly known as Wellington Park House – was bought for an undisclosed sum by property developers Boultbee Brooks in 2018. It is on the corner of Wellington Street and Thirsk Row.

Victoria Harris of global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, which is marketing Tailors Corner, said: “Tailors Corner has led the way in terms of providing prime office space which has found the perfect balance between creative and corporate, creating an environment that appealed to the market and corporate occupiers at the beginning of the flight to quality movement.

“This movement aims to bring staff back to a new office environment they will enjoy working in, which will help attraction and retention.

“The roof terrace is a perfect example of added building amenities that play a key role in occupier considerations and its design and style has set a new standard of expectation within Leeds.

“These four deals are a resounding endorsement of Boultbee Brooks’ substantial investment in this very special building.”

Set over seven floors, there is currently 10,000 sq ft available to lease.

Elizabeth Ridler, of Knight Frank in Leeds, added: “This iconic building is steeped in history. Formerly a fabric and garment warehouse with a state-of-the-art retail space at street level, it’s always been a site for trailblazers and forward-thinkers.

“A green agenda is paramount here. We’ve done away with basement parking for the privileged few, in favour of installing bike storage and shower facilities for everyone.

“And there’s an incredible communal roof terrace, with feature planting, for all the tenants.”

The renovation of Tailors Corner was led by the same architectural team GPad, Hollis and Hoare Lea LLP, as many of Boultbee Brooks’ past developments, including the Concordia Works in Leeds.

The joint marketing agent for Tailors Corner, alongside Knight Frank, is the Leeds office agent Savills.