PROPERTY consultancy King Sturge’s Leeds office has won the contract to let a piece of prime office space in the city.
No 1 Leeds, located on Whitehall Road, is one of the most prominent new developments in the the city in recent years.
King Sturge will work with existing agents Knight Frank to try and generate lettings.
Property developer BAM has recently secured planning permission at the ten acre site for a second 115,000 sq ft seven-storey office building next to No 1 Leeds.
Richard Thornton of King Sturge said: “We are absolutely delighted to join the letting team and be associated with such a high profile office building in Leeds city centre.
“The building offers floor plates of 15,000 sq ft and with part floors from 6,000 sq ft No 1 Leeds is ideally placed to capitalise on the various occupier break clauses and lease expiries we have identified this year.
“It provides occupiers with affordable first class accommodation on flexible lease terms.”
Alex Duckett of Knight Frank added: “With King Sturge on board No 1 Leeds we hope to build a stronger positive representation of the building.
“We are confident the new partnership will ultimately lead to future lettings.
“No 1 Leeds is one of the finest office buildings in the city centre, just nine minutes walk from Leeds train station.”
It is hoped that the building could act as headquarters for businesses in Leeds.
The building was bought by IVG in 2007.
Robert Rankin, of IVG, said: “We very much welcome King Sturge aboard to maximise the letting potential of No 1 Leeds which represents, without doubt, the best office space currently available in the Leeds market.”