There’s so much to look forward to including a chance to WIN prizes in our Back to Wellington Place prize draw
1. Challenge your pals to a ping pong tournament
Forget all work and no play, because our new outdoor activities area is the ideal spot to take a break from your desk. Blow off some steam thanks to brand new foosball and table tennis games, located behind 1 Wellington Place. Heck, why not challenge your colleagues to an impromptu match – loser makes the next round of tea!
Each company has their own set of bats and balls. Simply pick them up from your office reception and head on down to get things rolling, flying and scoring. Plus, keep your eyes peeled on the Parklife newsletter for upcoming competitions, like our popular ‘Beat the Pro’ table tennis tournament with great prizes to be won.
2. Get on (then lock up) yer bike
Located slap bang on the Leeds Cycle Superhighway, it’s no surprise many people visit Wellington Place by bicycle. But it’s not just a pleasant journey you’ve got in store. Our 30 CyclePods offer a secure place to park your bike with total peace of mind. Forgotten your lock? No problem! Wellington Place workers can borrow a sturdy D-Lock for free (just ask our security team).
Plus, workers can even hire a bike for free through the App-Bike app! Why not take one of our new electric bikes a spin?
3. Our outdoor spaces are getting a big boost!
Historic Tower Square is at the beating heart of the Wellington Place community. Not only is it one of the largest public spaces in Leeds and a firm favorite for al fresco lunches, but its landscaped gardens are getting a mighty makeover courtesy of a £1.1 million investment project.
The goal? More grren space than ever before, with oodles of room for you to dive into live events, social activities and seasonal installations. From local markets to fitness classes, tasty street food stalls to after-work tipples, you’ll find the buzz is well and truly back in Tower Square. Take that, working from home!
If you’re not so big on the bustle, Tower Square also delivers peace and calm. Open spaces are a huge part of Wellington Place and our carefully landscaped gardens aren’t going anywhere. Rather, this new public realm offers more seating areas for you to take a pew and soak in the surroundings.
5. Finding you way has never been easier
Safe to say, we’ve grown quite a bit over the past 15 years (check out our time lapse videos here!). However, we’re making it easier than ever for you to find your way around Wellington Place by installing eye-catching signage throughout the entire development.
No matter if you’re popping to another building for a networking event, heading for a fresh air fix in Tower Square or looking to fill your boots at one of our big-name or indie restaurants – our stylish signposts will help you on your way.
6. A brand new (indoor!) social space
We love our outdoor areas, but as you know, the good old Blighty weather likes to put an occasional spanner in the works. That’s why we wanted to make sure that you also have a collaborative, indoor space where your favourite social events can take place – free from fear of washout!
We’re excited to introduce you to Wellington Central, our new indoor community space. This is where you’ll find many much-loved social groups returning, including the Wellington Place Workplace Choir, Book Club and Social Stitchers. Furthermore, it’ll be a home for workout classes, history talks, charity fundraisers and markets too. Keep an eye on our Parklife newsletter and download the Rewards app to find out more.
7. No need to wave goodbye to our free virtual events
This past year, we’ve all seen a huge shift towards online communication. With many Wellington Place occupiers still blending home and office working, we’ll continue to bring people together and ensure our virtual events remain as accessible as possible.
Brighten up your working day with a singalong alongside our cyber choir, get your endorphins flowing at a weekly workout class, learn something new through expert webinars, then bliss out with a spot of mindful chair yoga. There’s loads to dive into. Plus, all virtual events are free and open to everyone. What are you waiting for?!
8. Say hello to our exciting, in-person events programme
You may have noticed in-person events are also making a triumphant (albeit gradual) return to Wellington Place. What can you look forward to? Street food visits from local traders, house plant sales, action-packed bootcamps and the return of our popular running club, the Wellington Pacers. Check out our events page here.
Support for the local community continues too. We’re proud to showcase the work of talented Leeds Arts University students with our rotational Artist’s Window installation, and we continue to reach out to local school students through our ever-popular Ahead Partnership volunteer programme. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved!
9. Bag yourself a cheaper commute with Park & Ride
Next time you need to head into the office, why not give Leeds City Park & Ride a go? The Elland Road Park & Ride route has recently been updated to serve Wellington Place, with a stop minutes away on Whitehall Road. If Elland Road isn’t local to you, you’ll find additional Park & Rides located at Temple Green and Stourton Park.
With free car parking, buses every 10 mins and just £3 for a day ticket, it’s a super simple and sustainable way to travel. There’s even free wifi and charging points on all buses! Download our handy infographic for further info. For more advice on commuting into Wellington Place please get in touch with Charlotte, our dedicated Travel Plan Coordinator: email@example.com
10. Top notch dining, right on your doorstep
However you travel to Wellington Place, you can count on a mighty fine meal once you’re here. From your first piping hot porridge in the morning all the way through to post-work bevvies and burgers, our collection of on-site restaurants keep the munchies at bay all day long. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up, extended lunch meeting or end-of-the-week treat.
Think freshly made wraps and superfood salads from Sociable Folk, quality Yorkshire grub and epic roasts at Mad Frans, or premium steaks courtesy of the New York-inspired Good Luck Club. You’re in safe hands when it comes to the drinks too, with everything from local beers at indie pub Hoist House to silky smooth Sicilian wines straight from Veeno’s own family vineyard. Cheers to that! Click here to see all options.
11. Win a Wellington Place package chock-full of goodies
To celebrate your return to the office, we’ve put together an almighty ‘Back to Wellington Place’ package. If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll receive…(deep breath):
- Free coffee every morning for a week at Caffè Nero, plus a reusable mug
- Lunch for two at Sociable Folk
- After work grazing platter with wine for two at Veeno
- Sainsbury’s sweets collection
- Wellington Place picnic blanket
- Wellington Place honey from our very own beehives!
- Moleskine notebook
- Travel wallet
- Reusable water bottle
- Hygienic fob holder
- Mindful colouring book and pencils
- Face mask
Want to win? We don’t blame you. Simply fill in the form below*, let us know what you’re most looking forward to about getting back to Wellington Place and tell us if there’s anything more we can do to make your return a breeze. Entries are open from 1 November to 29 November 2021. You’ll be automatically entered into the prize draw and the winner will be selected at random on Tuesday 30 November 2021. Good luck!
*For Wellington Place occupiers only
For more information on any of the above, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org