City building gets new name in makeover

City House in Leeds, which is set to get a new name.
City House in Leeds, which is set to get a new name.
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A LANDMARK building that towers above Leeds City Station is undergoing a big-money revamp.

The City House building is getting a face lift as well as a brand new name.

Developer Bruntwood has announced the building will be known as Platform.

The new name is derived from the principles behind the building’s redevelopment – creating a new platform for companies of all shapes and sizes – and the location of the site.

Craig Burrow, Bruntwood’s director for Leeds, said: “Platform is a major strategic development for Leeds, standing as it does at one of the city’s major gateways.

“It’s also a major development in the type of work space that Bruntwood offers, creating an environment where companies and individuals can network and connect with each other, providing added impetus to business creativity and growth.”

The reinvention of the former British Railway offices will include 120,000 sq ft of space.

It will include co-working desks, studio offices and larger work spaces that have been created to meet the needs of large businesses, small and growing companies and individual entrepreneurs all within a shared environment.

It aims to give businesses the flexibility to grow and develop, providing state of the art digital connectivity, communal lounges, meeting and event spaces as well as roof garden offering some great views of the city.

Work on the Platform redevelopment is well underway and is due to be completed by May 2017.