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Project – Arena Point, Merrion Way, Leeds – Category A Refurbishment including Reception Upgrade
Client – RR Wing Portfolio Limited c/o Scottish Property
Building Consultancy – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Leeds

As part of a Category A Refurbishment of Arena Point, including 4.5 floors, Basement Shower Rooms, New Management Suite, Wash Rooms, Common Areas, New Plant Room etc. we also upgraded the Reception Area with new reception desk, lighting, flooring and decorations.


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.”


303 High Street, Lincoln – Former Dorothy Perkins & Burtons, includes 1-5 Waterside

Project – 303 High Street, Lincoln – Retail Unit Refurbishment & Repairs– Internal and External
Client – Omaha Nominees (A) Ltd , Omaha Nominees (B) Ltd & CBRE Global Investors
Building Consultancy – CBRE, Leeds

Major Refurbishment & Repairs of a City Centre Retail Unit in Lincoln consisting of Internal and External repairs and refurbishments in preparation for a new tenant – high street jewellers.

The works involve Internally – Stripping out of the fixtures, fittings and shop-fittings of the former Dorothy Perkins and Burtons Retail Unit. Asbestos removal using a Licenced Contractor and HSE approval. Reinstatement of rest room facilities, fire-safety & precaution works, fire protection, new doors, decorating, terrazzo repairs, window overhaul and decoration, electrical works.

Externally – a full scaffold, re-roofing works, lead flashings, repairs, pointing, decorating, overhauling, façade cleaning and repairs.



Project – General Internal & External Refurbishment of Industrial Units ready for New Tenants
Client – SREIT No2 Ltd
Building Consultancy – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Internal and External refurbishment of various Industrial Units on the Millshaw Industrial Estate, Leeds including currently Units 4 , 5 , 12 & 18
Works include externally:- Scaffolding and Access Equipment, cladding repairs and replacements, roofing, guttering and skylight refurbishment and replacement, new roller shutter doors, new car parks, landscaping, new aluminium windows, paint spraying windows, drainage, cleaning, new metal doors, security works, decorating.
Work include internally:- Stripping Out, lining repairs and replacements, stripping services, blockwork repairs, new openings, plaster repairs, rainwater pipes, drainage, suspended Ceilings, joinery, new sanitary ware & WC’s plus repairs, new flooring, decorations, blasting the factory/warehouse floor and epoxy painting, new M&E services and repairs, air conditioning.

In the light of the recent London Fire tragedy, and on our H&S Consultant, Worksafe’s, recommendation we have installed a wireless Fire Alarm system to cover both basements, the ground and first floors until the main system is fully operational. The new main system is operational on the second and third floors only.



Project – Arena Point, Merrion Way, Leeds – Category A Refurbishment
Client – RR Wing Portfolio Limited c/o London & Scottish Property
Building Consultancy – Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Leeds

A Major Office Refurbishment, refurbishing 2.5 Office Floors, plus Basement Shower Rooms, new Management Suite, new Plant Room, upgraded Reception Area, Common Areas and Lift Lobbies upgrade, extensive new M&E, new Doors, new WC’s, MF and Suspended Ceilings, LED lighting, Flooring, etc.

This area of Leeds is being tranformed following the opening of the Leeds Arena with the associated knock on effect to upgrade this gateway part of Leeds including various upgrades and improvements to the Merrion Shopping Centre, Leeds City Council Offices plus hotels , bars and restaurants.