JLL further commits to Yorkshire market with Wellington Place move

Global real estate adviser JLL has agreed a move to the flagship 12 Wellington Place office development in Leeds.

11 & 12 Wellington Place are amongst the UK’s most sustainable office buildings, having set a new milestone for development in the Yorkshire region, combining low-carbon design with state-of-the-art technology.

JLL is taking the first floor of the building, totalling 10,219 sq ft, and will relocate from elsewhere in the city next year.

The firm, who act as joint letting agent on the Wellington Place scheme and employs more than 80 people in Leeds, said the move demonstrates its continued commitment to the city and wider Yorkshire market.

The letting also aligns with its ongoing strategy to deliver flexible work options as well as sustainable, technologically advanced, inclusive and amenity-rich workplaces.

The smart enabled buildings were the first outside London to achieve a NABERS Designed Reviewed Target Rating of Five Stars or above, an exemplar system for rating the energy efficiency of buildings both during the construction phase and when in use.

Forecast to save 407 tonnes of COannually and run entirely on renewable electricity, they are BREEAM Outstanding, have an EPC A rating and a Fitwel accreditation.

Tom McWilliams, head of office at JLL in Leeds, said: “JLL is playing a major role in shaping and supporting evolving workplace strategies and we are delighted to be moving to a location that shares our ambitions in how office environments can foster partnership and innovation and develop positive cultures, wellbeing and positive social impact.

“12 Wellington Place offers our colleagues a collaborative and vibrant space, with the opportunity to flex their working habits in line with our clients’ needs. We are really excited about our ongoing commitment to Leeds, Yorkshire and the north.”

Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, the developer and asset manager behind Wellington Place, said: “JLL shares our market leading approach and commitment to sustainable development, community-focused office locations and using urban regeneration to support social value initiatives.   We are delighted it has committed its ongoing future in Leeds with us.

“JLL’s move follows on from our recent announcement of a 9,000 sq ft letting at 11 Wellington Place to law firm Hill Dickinson and previous lettings to Lloyds Banking Group and Arup. We look forward to announcing further new arrivals to 11 & 12 Wellington Place as we conclude those lettings.  The Wellington Place estate continues to set new standards for sustainable development in the Yorkshire region and beyond.”

Jeff Pearey, head of UK regional office agency at JLL, added: “From its list of leading occupiers to its first-class amenities and inclusive community, Wellington Place is undoubtedly one of the region’s premier developments.

“As one of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings, our move to 12 Wellington Place aligns with our commitment to eliminate emissions from our workplaces by 2030 and to mainstream net zero carbon buildings in the industry.”

JLL and Savills are the joint commercial letting agents on the scheme, with Lyons Thompson Letts (LTL) appointed to market its retail and leisure space.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.wellingtonplace.co.uk/buildings/11-12-wellington-place/