Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has confirmed that its professional team are working on the detailed design of 4 Wellington Place following the grant of Reserved Matters planning consent with a view to a start on site during the latter half of 2018. The stunning triangular building – designed by architects Sheppard Robson – will complete the masterplan for this part of Wellington Place and provide unique office and ancillary retail/restaurant floorspace in a beautifully curated environment focused on providing an exciting and stimulating environment to the staff who work there.
The next instalment of this ever-expanding development is due for completion in 2020 following the recent completion and launch of 3 Wellington Place. The latest addition will ensure that growing demand for international quality offices in Leeds is continually supplied for years to come to attract inward investment and business relocations to the City. The building is set to deliver 130,000 sq. ft of Grade A office accommodation to market, in addition to 17,000 sq. ft of ground floor retail and leisure space, plus a basement car park and landscape works as part of the wider public realm.
Externally 4 Wellington Place will feature stone and bronze vertical panelling in the triangular format of the building, terraces to upper floors facing onto the Lifting Tower. The building will enjoy the high development standard set on earlier phases with a BREAAM excellent rating however coupled with a stunning design to add further architectural interest to the Wellington Place area.
Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC, said: “We are now progressing detailed designs for 4 Wellington Place as we’re confident that market conditions will be right to get started on this exciting project during the second half of this year. The build programme is set at just under two years and once complete, will finalise the east end of the development masterplan. The huge level of interest in 3 Wellington Place since coming to market has underpinned our views that Wellington Place is providing something unique for the businesses in Leeds, a place and community that rivals anywhere in the country.”
Partner at Sheppard Robson, Tony O’Brien added: “It’s great to be part of the team developing Wellington Place into a new dynamic business quarter in the heart of Leeds. 4 Wellington Place will offer fully flexible office space and outstanding views, meeting the growing demands of future occupiers. We look forward to watching the building progress from diggers in the ground to completion, and hope businesses and retailers will enjoy making it their home from 2020.”