Businesses that choose an out of town location can enjoy the benefits of Leeds as a major business centre, although at a significantly lower cost.
Major office parks such as Thorpe Park Leeds, Leeds Valley Park and Capitol Park offer a combination of direct motorway access, high specification office accommodation and on site leisure facilities that make them an ideal alternative to the city centre.
As one of Europe’s biggest business parks, Thorpe Park Leeds offers larger units and development plots that have already attracted major occupiers such as IBM, National Grid, GE, Atkins and Molson Coors.
It can also offer smaller office suites in serviced accommodation, either within the Regus business centre or at the Icon Business Centre, the UK’s greenest office building.
Aire Valley Leeds is one the most significant areas of investment opportunity in the North of England and the recently completed East Leeds link road has opened up a further 400 hectares of development land within the area.
Developed by Goodman, Leeds Valley Park is a prime location within the Aire Valley Leeds. The 53 acre office development is home to Ventura, BAE Systems and the headquarters building of Arla Foods, the UK’s largest dairy.
Individual and part floors are available within the park’s Ellington and Darwin buildings, offering Grade A space in a great location.
Capitol Park, at junction 28 of the M62, is perfectly positioned for businesses operating along the east-west motorway corridor. It’s a gateway to the centre of Leeds and also the rest of the UK, as the M1 is just a short drive away.
Plans for a major development at Kirkstall Forge have been unveiled by Commercial Estates Group. The master plan for the development, created by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, features a new railway station and 300,000 sq ft of commercial office space on the 56-acre site, as part of a sustainable mixed use community.
Airport West has opened up a new north-western front for the city’s business parks on the door step of Leeds Bradford International Airport. £70 million is currently being invested in developing and expanding terminal facilities at the UK’s fastest growing regional airport
Closer to the city, developer Munroe K has recently announced plans for a new phase of speculative development at White Rose Office Park.
It’s another sign of confidence in Leeds as one of the UK’s leading locations for business and investment, combining low risk and long term return.