Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has appointed Wates Construction as building contractor for 4 Wellington Place.
With work on site due to start next month, 4 Wellington Place becomes the seventh building due for completion by Wates Construction on the site, continuing on the six year relationship between Wates and MEPC.
The building will provide 155,000 sq. ft of grade A, BREAAM excellent office accommodation, including up to 18,000 sq. ft of ground floor retail and leisure space to the Leeds city region. Once completed, 4 Wellington Place will be the ninth building to be completed in the wider Wellington Place masterplan, following on from the new regional government hub in buildings 7 & 8.
Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC, said: “Wellington Place has experienced an incredible period of growth over the last five years and that reflects well on the Leeds commercial property market and the region as a whole. We’re proud to be able to offer such high-quality buildings within stunning public realm that makes Wellington Place such an attractive place to do business.”
“Given the quality of the building, we’re confident that 4 Wellington Place will be well received, continuing to support the growth of the city as a key part of the Northern Powerhouse.”
Paul Dodsworth, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction North East & North West, commented: “Having delivered multiple phases of this fantastic commercial development, it gives us great pride to be continuing our relationship with MEPC and to be working with them to serve the growing demands of the commercial property market in and around Leeds. We have an excellent team currently building Wellington Place 7&8 and very much look forward to expanding our presence on site.”