In what is a busy year for the delivery of new office buildings in Leeds, joint venture developers Bruntwood and Kier Property, along with Addleshaw Goddard, celebrated the topping out of 3 Sovereign Square last week.
Construction has moved at a pace since starting 12 months ago and the building is due for completion in July followed by Addleshaw Goddard fitting out of their new office space. The leading law firm has secured 51,000 sq ft in the new-build, leaving 33,000 sq ft of office space available across the top two floors.
The joint venture developers are also in talks to bring exciting new retail and leisure operators to the three ground floor units which total 10,000 sq ft.
Craig Burrow, Bruntwood director of Leeds commented, ‘This is an exciting phase in the development as the scale of the building is now clearly visible. With Leeds City Council nearing completion of the new public realm and greenspace and KPMG now occupying their new premises, Sovereign Square is taking shape as a new business destination. The recent HS2 recommendation will only further enhance the attractiveness of this area of the city for business.”
Tom Gilman, managing director – Kier Property (North) added, “We are proud to see the building reach this important milestone. This scheme complements other commercial developments we have in the North of England as we continue to promote and look for opportunities that regenerate communities and invest in the local economy.”
John Joyce, Addleshaw Goddard Managing Partner, said "Everyone at Addleshaw Goddard is eagerly counting down to our move to 3 Sovereign Square, and so it's fantastic to see the building taking shape, and pleasing to see it reach this key milestone.
The Sovereign Square development is one of the city's key business destinations, and the new building will bring many benefits for our staff, clients and our business as a whole, keeping us at the heart of the local market."
Kier Construction started work on 3 Sovereign Square in January last year and it is now week 49 of a 83 week project, which includes the turn-key delivery of 3 floors of fit out for Addleshaw Goddard. The main steel frame of the five storey building is complete and works are now progressing on the façade, which will be revealed in March.