Occupancy bounces back to pre-pandemic levels at mill

Edward Architects

Edward Architects and Regenerate Asset Management are the latest businesses to take space in Marshall’s Mill, part of Holbeck Urban Village within Leeds South Bank.

The architects firm has moved from Whitehall Waterfront in Leeds to a 2,000 sq ft suite on the fourth floor of the mill to accommodate a need for more space due to an expanding team.

Employees at the company, which has offices in Leeds and London, know the area well having spent over 200 hours of their free time working on the Holbeck HiLine, a community-led project which aims to bring the former viaduct back to life as a walkway and sky garden.

Becky Edward, practice manager said “The mill’s environment has such character, it’s inspiring.

“We really enjoy that we are working near other creative companies and the communal reception, with the nod to the mill’s past use through considerate attention to restoration, is perfect for when we welcome guests.”

The Leeds office for Regenerate Asset Management will be its first office in the North of England following the team opening a London office earlier this year.

It will also be a headquarters for the growing company which focuses on finding new and improved ways to conserve and diversify agriculture practices.

Around 10 people will initially be based in the 1,566 sq ft space on the second floor of Marshall’s Mill with the space also being used for training, meetings and workshop sessions.

Group financial controller for Regenerate Asset Management, Philippa Saxon, said: “Working from home has been our only option until now.

“Moving into the space has already helped us to collaborate. There are lots of communal spaces in the building and Holbeck Urban Village is a striking conservation area.”

Both lettings were managed by agents Creative Space Management (CSM) and Knight Frank. Paul Taylor, managing director for CSM, said: “The mill continues to be well occupied and is popular with businesses looking for quality distinctive space.

“It’s been a strong year overall with take-up back at pre-pandemic levels. Utilisation of office space seems to have stabilised recently with many back working in the office rather than from home, often underpinned by some kind of social element during the week.”

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