Foundations for growth as construction consultancy takes on larger office

Construction sector consultancy, EDGE, has solidified its presence in Leeds with a new office for its expanding team.

The move comes as a result of business growth across the region two years after EDGE opened its first Leeds office in January 2022, and coincides with senior staff appointments.

Latest additions to the team include Mathew Ingall-Tombs as associate director, Andrew Hope-Robertson as clerk of works, as well as Laura Grainger and Gordon Parkinson as senior project managers.

The new 3,000 sq ft space is at 14 Foundry Street, within the Marshall’s Mill and Round Foundry complex on the South Bank. It will be home to the company’s 27 professionals.

Dale Rodgers, regional director at EDGE, said: “We have continued to grow across all five of our offices over the past 12 months, and this expansion and relocation of our Leeds office represents the significant progress we have made in the region.

“It demonstrates the growth, depth and professionalism of our Leeds team, focusing on a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors, mirroring the EDGE national strategy.

“EDGE provides a holistic consultancy service which includes cost and project management, building surveying and our growing advisory professional services.

“The momentum we have in the region continues to attract the best people, including Mathew, Andrew, Laura and Gordon.”

EDGE now has a team of 120 staff providing regional and national service across five locations: including Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and London – as well as Leeds.

The Leeds letting was managed by agents Creative Space Management and Knight Frank.

Paul Taylor, of Creative Space Management, said: “The regeneration of the Marshall’s Mill and Round Foundry estate continues to be a success story in Leeds.

“Its popularity with local residents and businesses is enriched by the independent bars, cafes and amenities on the doorstep, ensuring that interest in office spaces in the area remains strong.

“EDGE has secured their future here for the next five years, tripling their office space requirements.

“This is a significant moment of growth for them and a mark of confidence for the wider development cementing its reputation as a key location for business in the city.”