Leeds is a dynamic city, with a wealth of opportunities for investment, development and relocation
Leeds innovation Arc
Be part of creating a global destination for innovation in the UK
The Leeds Innovation Arc will be the city centre interpretation of a science park, formed around the established natural anchors of our leading research and teaching universities, the proposed new build adult and children’s hospitals, and major private sector partners.
Home to some of the biggest public and private sector organisations in the North of England, including the future home of British Library North and the site for the
‘Innovation Village’ – set in the newLeeds General Infirmary Campus development, the Arc offer prime investment opportunities with 200,000m2 of innovation space,
including heritage led, with potential for 3,000 new homes and up to 220,000m2 of public realm improvements, as well as space for two new city parks.
One of Europe's most exciting sustainable growth locations
A distinctive destination for living, learning, creativity, leisure and investment, South Bank, Leeds is located around one of the of the busiest transport hubs in the
UK and a striking waterfront.
An ambitious, people first approach to transform a once industrial area and reconnect historical neighbourhoods with the city centre, the area continues to see record levels of private and public sector backing to reshape the location and to strengthen the connections between people and their community.
Home to the headquarters for Asda, the UK Infrastructure Bank and over 500 knowledge intensive businesses, the area offers a dynamic, well-connected and sustainable business community.
The area has seen delivery of over £40m of new public realm and sustainable transport investments since 2021, with further work on site to transform the environment around Leeds Station and create an extremely well connected set of neighbourhoods to live, work and enjoy. The largest city centre green space in the UK will become a key part of the site, with construction already underway. 3000 homes have been built or are under under construction since 2019, including cutting edge, sustainably designed homes within the award-winning Leeds Climate Innovation District.
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.