Yorkshire Bank Leeds HQ is sold to Spanish investor for £16m

Yorkshire Bank's HQ in Leeds
Yorkshire Bank's HQ in Leeds
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CBRE Global Investors, represented by international real estate adviser Savills, has sold Yorkshire Bank’s headquarters in Leeds to a private Spanish investor for £16m.

The city centre property offers 76,344 sq ft (7,092 sq m) of office space across five floors and has been let in its entirety to the bank since it was built in 1980. The annual rental income is £1.19 million, with around nine years unexpired on the current lease.

Based at Twenty Merrion Way, the building is close to the First Direct Arena and Merrion House, which is being redeveloped as a 170,000 sq ft (15,793 sq m) headquarters for Leeds City Council.

Simon Lister, investment director at Savills, said: “This asset combines a secure income with excellent development prospects and an integral position in a booming area of Leeds city centre. We received significant interest from both overseas and domestic investors, and are very pleased with the strong sale price achieved.”