Leeds’ Greek Street revamp attracts investors

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YOU know that Greek Street is on the up, right? If not, where have you been?

With work starting on the new five-star boutique Dakota hotel, The Alchemist opening a second venture at the old Prohibition site, La Rambla tapas restaurant moving into the former OK Karaoke building, Italian eatery Gusto launching on the street this summer and The Liquorist opening recently at the old Living Room venue, there is certainly a lot of change going on at the moment.

There’s also a £20million rejuvenation of the area, with the outside space around the Bond Court area being transformed to create a direct link between Russell Street and Greek Street.

Jason Stowe from Wilton Developments 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 in addition to the two quality coffee houses on the ground floor of 2 Bond Court and the investment in a number of surrounding office buildings means it is fast becoming the little jewel in the business district that it always had the potential to be.”

The new deals and investment has already had a knock-on effect, with 2 Bond Court almost completely let.

Gardiner & Theobald have just snapped up 1,000 sq ft of office space at the building, following in the footsteps of Excello Law.

That only leaves the third floor of 2,450 sq ft remaining – and we doubt it’ll be there long.