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The Leeds Office Development That’s Designed to Bring Out the Best in People

· Ali Turner · Business & Industry

Expect more from your office.

Wellington Place

Innovative, energy-efficient and purposefully designed to bring out the best in people, Wellington Place is more than just an impressive place to work. Find out why and make your move.

In a world of hybrid working, where you work and what it offers is more important than ever.

A mere hop, skip and jump from Leeds Station, with all the amenities of the city centre right on its doorstep, Wellington Place is a no brainer for business. But the location is just one of the reasons to move here because this is no ordinary office development. It’s a community of like-minded people, it’s a partner in your sustainability goals, it’s the place to do business in Leeds.

A place you can be proud of

Wellington Place is a crowd pleaser. Wide, traffic-free boulevards dotted with trees and lined with greenery zig-zag between modern office buildings that house an ever-growing list of world-class businesses. This is a place you can be proud to work in, somewhere that will wow potential employees and win over new clients, because it makes a real impression.

Inside, you’ll find a choice of Grade A offices. SMEs will feel right at home in their 5,000 square foot offices, while bigger businesses can make the space their own with up to 100,000 square foot available across the entire development. All boast natural light, flexible floor plates and productivity-boosting amenities, like on-site showers, changing rooms and bike storage.

Alongside the existing offices, 254,879 square foot will soon be available in their latest additions, 11 and 12 Wellington Place. Once it completes in December 2022, this landmark development will set a new standard and become one of the most sustainable office buildings in the UK, complete with smart building technology, a show stopping metallic facade and a living green wall.

Offices that put wellness first

Wellington Place Running Club

Your employees are your greatest asset. Their knowledge, experience and passion powers growth and drives innovation, so you need to keep them at the top of their game. And Wellington Place can help with that. They’ve built wellness into the very foundations of the development, creating a place where you can relax and recharge on your own schedule.

But how do they do it? Well, there’s Tower Square for a start. The Grade II listed lifting tower is surrounded by landscaped gardens, so you can escape your desk and enjoy your own little pocket of green space. And that’s not all. From an outdoor games area to their very own urban gardens, there are loads of ways to get back to nature, mere metres from your desk.

According to Health at Work 2019, employees lose 35 days of productivity a year. Of the 23,000 people interviewed, 33.3% didn’t get sufficient exercise and 64.9% didn’t eat a healthy diet. Both are proven to improve productivity, so Wellington Place offers free on-site exercise classes, bike hire and a lunchtime running group, alongside a medley of healthy restaurant options.

A partner in sustainability

11 & 12 Wellington Place

11 & 12 Wellington Place

If COP26 has taught us anything, it’s that net zero is the future. Sustainability is becoming ever-more important to businesses, something made all too clear by KPMG’s Survey of Sustainability Reporting. 80% of companies worldwide now report on sustainability, compared to just 12% in 1993, and over 50% of the FTSE 100 have set net zero goals.

If you’re on a mission to make your business more sustainable, MEPC is the perfect partner. They combine low-carbon designs with state-of-the-art zero carbon technology to create energy-efficient offices that minimise your carbon footprint. In short? They save you money and make your business more sustainable without you ever having to lift a finger.

For MEPC, sustainability begins with the design, but it doesn’t end on completion. They manage their buildings, forging strong relationships with tenants to ensure their designs work in practice. In fact, they’ve enrolled in the Design for Performance (DfP) Pioneer project to help bridge the gap between assumed and actual energy consumption in operation for future developments.

The place to do business

Location-wise, you can’t beat Wellington Place. It’s a five-minute walk to Leeds Station, which means commuting is easy and so is visiting clients. After all, you can be in Manchester in an hour, London in two and Edinburgh in three. Driving? Direct access to the Inner Ring Road and quick links to the A1, M1 and M62 make getting around a breeze.

And the great thing is, short of visiting clients, you won’t need to go far at all because Wellington Place has a wonderful array of cafes, bars and restaurants to take you from morning coffees to after work drinks. Think superfood salads at Sociable Folk, epic sarnies at Mad Frans and loaded burgers at Good Luck Club, with proper pints at Hoist House and vino at Veeno.

They’ve created a real community here. You can join your colleagues at their beekeeping sessions, make new friends in the choir or swap books with your neighbours courtesy of the Little Free Library. It’s all part of their plan to help you find the perfect work-life balance, so whether you need to do a last minute shop or an early workout, they’ve got you covered.