The sun was shining at Wellington Place as it unveiled a brand new outdoor fitness and wellbeing centre designed to support in the pursuit of a healthier working environment in Leeds city centre.
The new space, named The Courtyard, has been introduced as part of MEPC’s commitment to health and wellbeing at the development and boasts a wide a range of facilities including a giant chess board, table tennis tables, fuβball, covered seating, an urban gym and a space for yoga – allowing Wellington Place occupiers to break away from their desks to exercise or unwind at a time to suit them.
The opening couldn’t be better timed after a recent study was published by leading independent job site, CV library showing that over 66 per cent of professionals wanted to exercise more throughout the week, with 79 per cent of workers feeling that businesses should do more to facilitate the ability to exercise.
Dominique Simcox, spokesperson for MEPC Wellington Place said: “Wellbeing is an incredibly important aspect of Wellington Place and something we continue to be committed to. The opening of The Courtyard has been the perfect next step, giving people a great reason to step outside and take a break. Not only is it a great place for an outdoor workout or yoga session, but the seating and chess tables offer a unique space for people to unplug and unwind.”
The space be available exclusively for Wellington Place occupiers to use for free, MEPC also plans to expand its range of complimentary classes, from high energy circuit sessions to chess masterclasses, as well as friendly leagues and competitions between offices with fabulous prizes on offer, to make the most of the new facilities.
Rachael Culpan, HR manager at Equifax added: “It’s amazing to have access to such a great facility just a few steps from our office door. It encourages people to step away from their desk and get some much-needed fresh air, but also promotes some friendly competition amongst companies, which is a particular hit with our employees. You simply don’t get this kind of facility anywhere else and we consider ourselves very lucky to be part of the Wellington Place community.”
The Courtyard is the newest addition to the expanding Wellington Place development, following the completion of the latest Grade A office building, 3 Wellington Place, which is now available to let.