Offices at flagship city development secured in pre-let deal

The first pre-let has been revealed at CEG’s Globe Point office development, in Leeds.

Marketing and data science agency Jaywing is taking 6,437 sq ft of quality Grade A office space on the third floor of the 37,800 sq ft building.

The seven-storey building is just south of Leeds Railway Station on Globe Road and is due for completion this summer. It will provide workspace for more than 400 people.

Eamon Fox, partner and head of department at the Leeds office of global property consultancy Knight Frank, who acted for Jaywing said: “This pre-let to a national, respected agency like Jaywing is a ringing endorsement of the quality of the Globe Point development and emphases, once again, the renaissance of the South Bank area of Leeds.

“Globe Point will be the first new build office to complete in Leeds city centre this year and will deliver much-needed new workspace within Leeds city centre.

“I believe the pandemic has taught us that the office has a future and predominately in cities like Leeds where exemplary buildings like Globe Point are being built.”

“It is clear Globe Point will provide space that will appeal to staff and help to attract skills and talent in today’s competitive environment, as well as meeting a businesses’ sustainability targets.”

Alan Paterson, technical director at Jaywing, said: “Throughout the design process it was clear to us that CEG really majored on the detail around the flexibility and quality of the space, making the most of its unique dual aspect.

“The finished product will raise the bar as to what constitutes the best new office space in the city in a highly sustainable building and at the heart of an area steeped in history and character.

“We’re excited for the move, which will help us embrace new hybrid ways of working, creative collaboration and provide an enriched experience for our team and our clients.”

Antonia Martin-Wright, head of investment at CEG, added: “The quality of the building and the approach to people and sustainability-led design will set the tone for future developments within the wider Temple development.

“We are really excited about the buzz here and the number of people living and working in the area continues to grow, supporting the fantastic bars, restaurants and other amenities.”

The Leeds office of property consultancy Fox Lloyd Jones advised CEG on this deal.