Design and engineering firm brings 140 staff together at refurbished workspace

A recently refurbished 8,000 sq ft office in 2 Whitehall Quay will be the new home for Stantec in Leeds as it continues to grow.

The business, a provider of sustainable design and engineering services, is bringing 140 of its colleagues together at this location. The move will see the Stantec team relocate from its existing office at The Boulevard on Leeds Dock.

The office is on the fourth floor of the building and includes spaces for collaboration to meet the needs of a modern teamworking environment.

Ross Anderson, Stantec’s Yorkshire region, water operations director, said: “This new space has been designed with both colleague wellbeing and client collaboration in mind.

“We’re looking forward to hosting our industry-pioneering clients like Yorkshire Water in this new location.

“Our relationship with Yorkshire Water continues to go from strength-to-strength as we continue to work on ground-breaking projects in the region and this office expansion shows our long-term commitment to servicing the water sector in Yorkshire.”

Harriet Chapman, regional growth lead for North at Stantec, said: “Although we loved our office on Leeds Dock, our headcount in Leeds has increased quickly and significantly.

“Our new office at 2 Whitehall Quay provides accessible, flexible working arrangements, enabling us to continue to deliver exceptional projects and services for our clients while providing the flexibility to grow our Leeds presence.

“Following Stantec’s acquisition of Barton Willmore last year, our teams are quickly coming together throughout the UK, and this office grants us one central space to accommodate new team-members.”

Stuart Natkus, planning director, Stantec, added: “Barton Willmore enjoyed a legacy of success in Leeds, and we’re excited to see how we can build on this, working alongside our new Stantec colleagues, using their technical expertise as part of a holistic interdisciplinary offering.”

FLJ acted for APAM to let 2 Whitehall Quay and CBRE acted for Stantec.

Charles Parkinson, associate director, CBRE’s Occupier Services team in Leeds said: “Stantec instructed us to acquire a new Leeds office following the company’s strategic decision to move from Leeds Dock.

“They sought a best in class office building within close proximity to Leeds Railway Station and chose 2 Whitehall Quay following an extensive search.

“The building takes workspace to a new level, recognising the current workplace dynamic that occupiers seek.”

Will Grenfell, senior asset manager, APAM Ltd said: “2 Whitehall Quay is in a prime location by the river and canal towpath and a short walk to the railway station and City Square.

“The refurbishment has delivered some of the best quality office space in the city with a huge focus on wellbeing. We’re happy to welcome Stantec to the growing and thriving business community housed in the building.”

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