Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has announced that existing occupier, Equifax is expanding its Leeds operation by taking an additional 15,373 sq. ft of office space at its award-winning Leeds city centre development, Wellington Place.
Already occupying space in 6 Wellington Place, this latest expansion by Equifax, will see the consumer and business insights expert take additional space at 1 Wellington Place to reflect its ongoing commitment to recruitment. The expansion is part of the firm’s wider European growth strategy, which will see its Leeds operation positioned as a key site for its IT, data and analytics operations.
In addition to accommodating its growing team, the extra space will allow for a more fluid approach to the working environment, helping the firm to adapt to changing workplace trends by facilitating a greater level of flexibility, which in turn will aid in the attraction and retention of the next generation of tech sector employees.
John Garside, HR Director for Europe at Equifax, said: “It was the best choice for us to remain at Wellington Place when it came to expanding our Leeds operation. Being part of one of the city’s leading business hubs, allows us to attract a diverse talent pool and recruit the best that the city and surrounding area has to offer. Aspects such as the free bike hire, communal green space and outdoor gym equipment all help to create a fantastic working environment which supports our #AtYourBest programme and helps our employees to thrive.
James Dipple, Chief Executive of MEPC, added: “We’re delighted that Equifax have chosen to expand its offices here at Wellington Place. They are an incredibly important part of the community here and we’re pleased that our wider development initiatives have played an important role in that. We endeavor to create a harmonious working environment where our customers can grow, and it’s great to see that we are succeeding in this area.
“We hope that Equifax’s expansion continues to bring the company success, as they continue to grow with the development.”