Revival scheme for Leeds city square

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A square in the heart of Leeds is undergoing a revival following a refurbishment programme.

Wilton Developments has secured a further letting at Two Bond Court.

Following the recent letting of 1,000 sq ft to Excello Law, construction consultancy Gardiner & Theobald has now taken the whole of the second floor on a five-year lease.

The developer recently refurbished the reception area in a bid to help it attract more tenants.

The building sits on the redeveloped Bond Court Square – a pedestrianised plaza between Park Row, Greek Street, East Parade and Infirmary Street. The site is overlooked by the proposed new £12m four star Dakota boutique hotel, founded by Malmaison creator Ken McCulloch.

The 10-storey 90-bedroom hotel will be located site of the decommissioned 1970s “mechanical stacker” car park in Greek Street.

Jason Stowe, from Wilton Developments, said the square has undergone a “renaissance”.

He said: “Bond Court Square has undergone a renaissance.

“Wilton Developments and Leeds City Council invested in the refurbishment of the square, to deliver a more contemporary and usable area, including a petanque pitch, chess boards and seating.

“This is in addition to the two coffee houses on the ground floor of two Bond Court.”

Mr Stowe said the site at Bond Court Square is fast become the “jewel” in the city’s business district.

He added: “The complementary investment in a number of surrounding office buildings means it is fast becoming the little jewel in the business district it always had the potential to be.”

Two Bond Court has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment.