Leeds is a dynamic city, with a wealth of opportunities for investment, development and relocation
A knowledge-based economy to drive growth and prosperity
Home to a number of world class teaching, medical and research institutions, including Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Arts University, the Innovation District is a flourishing hub of research and enterprise between key institutions, with major investments underway along with a pipeline of major schemes now coming forward for development.
The area represents the strategic intent of the Universities, Teaching Hospital, and City Council to use their knowledge, civic and land assets to catalyse and accelerate innovation and economic growth throughout the city.
One of the largest city centre regeneration initiatives in Europe
The regeneration of the 253 hectare South Bank site, supported by the transformation of Leeds Station to welcome HS2, will double the size of the city centre. Already a hub for national business headquarters, award-winning residential development, cultural destinations and creative workspaces, the area will add a new green city park, a potential British Library North, major new public spaces, 8,000 homes by 2028, and over 35,000 jobs. There are major investment opportunities available, including for occupiers, within CEG’s Temple District and Vastint’s Aire Park.
The North’s busiest transport hub right on our doorstep
Covering an area of over 134 hectares, the West End is adjacent to Leeds Station, and the 31 million people who travel through it each year. The location boasts excellent connectivity to the motorways and an enviable waterfront location. It’s no surprise some of the city’s biggest and brightest businesses, including international brands, occupy office space. With prime rents now achieving £30/sq.ft., and forecast to grow, there are future investment opportunities for Grade A offices and a pipeline of major PRS residential development.
White Rose Park
One of Leeds’ foremost business locations
White Rose Park has long been a hub for global businesses and has a history steeped in innovation. From the beginnings of Systime and First Direct bank, the UK’s first digital bank to present day sports media giant DAZN, the Park is a true 24/7 business destination. Also home to the Elliott Hudson College, White Rose Park (WRP) brings business, life and academia together creating a talent and knowledge based campus of the future. A place where innovation drives business and business drives innovation, fusing education with commerce to inspire a community of innovators. The new White Rose Railway Station opens in 2022 and the planned Smart Cities & IOT Innovation Hub will see the WRP utilised as a Real World Test Bed and will attract the world’s best innovators and startups to the Park.
Building on a strong foundation for diverse out of town business
Situated adjacent to the M1 at Junction 46, just outside the city centre, Thorpe Park is an identified mixed use site offering developments in housing, retail and office space. The current stage of development builds on strong foundations, adding a further 1,400,00sq.ft. of mixed use accommodation, and an additional 300 homes – creating one of the largest and most diverse out of town business locations in the UK in the process. The site also includes 140 acres of parkland and public realm, in a strategic, well-connected location.
Our co-working spaces
Revolutionising how people work
Leeds is home to a number of flexible, collaborative co-working spaces in the city centre which are ideal for small businesses and start-ups looking to grow and scale up, as well as attracting and engaging with freelance talent. There’s Avenue HQ on East Parade, Wizu Workspace, digital tech hub Platform, and creative collaboration space Duke Studios, all within a 5 minute walk of Leeds Station. For connection with the Innovation District, Nexus offers workspace bringing together innovative businesses at the heart of the University.