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August 2017: INTERSERVE MOVES INTO LEEDS’ ARENA POINT FOLLOWING REFURBISHMENT OF OFFICE BUILDING BY WATERHOUSE

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International support services and construction company Interserve has taken up offices on two floors of the Arena Point building in the centre of Leeds.

Interserve has taken 8,152 sq ft on the sixth and seventh floors of Arena Point in Leeds’ Arena Quarter which has just recently been Refurbished by WATERHOUSE.

The office building is located next to the A58(M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road.

The Leeds office Knight Frank advised on the significant office letting.

Elizabeth Ridler, partner specialising in office agency with Knight Frank in Leeds, advised landlord London and Scottish Investments,

Ridler said: “This is a prestigious letting in one of the city’s most up-and-coming office buildings.”

“It is especially significant that this letting has been agreed before the completion of extensive refurbishment works” by WATERHOUSE.

“London and Scottish Investments are spending £1m on a comprehensive refurbishment of the building with WATERHOUSE, including air conditioned offices with LED lighting, cycle storage, shower and changing facilities and a new reception.”

She added: “On the back of this successful letting, and the letting of part of the 15th floor to Just Add Water, additional investment on the fourth and fifth floors will be started within six weeks by WATERHOUSE and be ready for occupation in mid-September. Meanwhile a further letting of 1,916 sq ft is due to complete shortly.

“There’s no doubt that these lettings are a ringing endorsement both of the quality of the refurbished building by WATERHOUSE and of its excellent location and competitive rents.”

Richard Thornton of joint letting agents JLL said: “Arena Point is recognised as enjoying one of the most elevated positions on the Leeds skyline making it one of the most striking and visible office buildings in Leeds city centre.

“The building features fabulous open plan floors with great views across the city.

“There is also a dedicated outside seating area/garden, overlooking the spectacular First Direct Arena, at the heart of the vibrant new Arena Quarter.

Oliver Stainsby of Colliers added: “We are delighted to have advised Interserve throughout their relocation process, securing excellent quality Refurbishment by WATERHOUSE and cost effective office accommodation at Arena Point.

“Interserve’s desire to locate within the ever improving Arena Quarter endorses the district as a desirable office location with excellent staff amenities.”