Global sports performance company signs up for city centre offices

An international sports performance analysis company is moving into 34 Boar Lane in Leeds.

Catapult has agreed a deal to take 5,608 sq ft of office space on the second floor of the refurbished building.

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.

Victoria Harris, office agent at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, which is marketing 34 Boar Lane, said: “This significant deal is a resounding endorsement of the quality of this magnificent building, with a company with offices across the world choosing 34 Boar Lane.

“Ever since we started marketing 34 Boar Lane, we have been choosing our tenants very carefully.

“Catapult is a fast-growing growing and progressive global company and fits this aspirational culture perfectly.

“During the past three years, we have transformed this well-positioned building into an exciting workplace at the forefront of the Leeds market. Three floors have been fully let, to successful professional companies, leaving just 10,486 sq ft on the first floor and 4,887 sq ft on the second floor.”

Samuel Lawson Johnston co-founder of Kinrise, explained: “It is very exciting to announce this significant new office deal with Catapult.

“This special building has been regenerated into an inspiring collaborative environment that offers our tenants characterful, design-led office and co-working space with top technology as well as an exciting range of independent restaurants, shops and event space.”

Commercial real estate services company, JLL, represented Catapult in the deal.

Nick Gibby, senior surveyor at JLL, said: “Catapult are a fantastic example of an industry and world leading business who have been looking for workspace to match.

“We were delighted to be able to help them find their new home at 34 Boar Lane where we are sure that they will continue to flourish.

“We are currently working with a number of businesses who are looking for space in the city, so we anticipate high quality workspaces in Leeds will continue to see strong demand from both UK and global firms in the coming months.”