Creative workspace to launch second phase in May

Department Leeds Dock, the destination for media, creative and digital communities, will launch its second-level Loft development in May 2024.

The community has attracted 60 companies and 360 members since its February launch, including digital marketing agency, Bobble Digital, global public affairs agency Grayling, EdTech startup Glean, investment and scaling consultancy CRSI, and most recently comms agency Finn Communications.

Amy Matthams, general manager at Department Leeds Dock, said, “Since launching in February the interest in joining our community has been incredible. We have quickly created a diverse community of independents and businesses from the media, creative and business industries to form our own hub within this brilliantly creative city.  And the pace isn’t slowing down, with even more new members confirmed for January, including the B2B tech marketing agency, Fox Agency.”

With level one and the mezzanine workspaces now largely occupied, the development of The Loft on level two has been given the go ahead and will launch to members in May 2024.

The Loft will be the largest space available in Department, with direct access to more creative studios, podcasting facilities, a cinema, and a fluid event space, giving members even more unique amenities to benefit from.

Matthams added, “Department Leeds Dock’s growth this year has enabled us to consider the next stage of the redevelopment. This impressive space of 3,860 sqft will offer members a space where their work and social lives can coexist, and creativity can be maximised. We appreciate that not all work happens in front of a screen, so we have tailored the space to suit the businesses that inhabit it. This includes more breakout spaces, a podcasting suite, content creation studios, post-production editing suites and a cinematic screening room.”

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