Regional property company Bruntwood has welcomed another new customer to its 14 King Street building, while two existing customers have underlined their commitment to Leeds by signing new deals.
TLIP (Turnbull Lynch Intellectual Property), which also has offices in Cambridge and Dublin and specialises in advising innovators in new products, processes and systems with regard to patent and trademark protection has taken a first floor suite in the city centre building, moving from Leeds Innovation Centre to accommodate their growing business.
The Maples Group, a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg has expanded its space in the building taking the full fifth floor and a portion of the 3rd floor .
GatenbySanderson, one of the UK’s leading executive recruitment specialists, has signed a new 10-year lease extension for 14 King Street.
Alex Turnbull, managing director at TLIP, said: “Our growing success means that we need new staff and more space and an upgraded office and 14 King Street meets our requirements.
“Our staff and clients contributed to the choice of location and we are confident that our new location will maintain our close relationship with Leeds spin-outs, tech companies and service providers to the University of Leeds”.
“To date, much of our growth has come from Cambridge and it is now exciting to see Leeds develop in a similar vein. From our new base we look forward to meeting the business community of Leeds as well as expanding our reach across the North.”
Andrew Mahoney, SCC manager at the Maples Group in Leeds, said: “14 King Street has proved a convenient and fitting location for the Maples Group and we have been very happy with our space on the 5th floor.
“Because of continued expansion within our Leeds office, we now also occupy a portion of the 3rd floor, which is reflective of the continued growth of the Group on a global scale.
“The Maples Group now comprises over 1,800 people in 17 locations around the world and we are proud to be a part of an organisation that continues to prosper in each business centre in which it operates.”
Sam Ellis, marketing director at GatenbySanderson, said: “14 King Street has been an excellent location for GatenbySanderson for a decade, providing contemporary, flexible space that’s ideal for our people and gives a great first impression of our brand.
“Being so close to the station means that we are minutes away for those commuting or candidates, clients and colleagues visiting from across the UK. With a refurbishment of our space about to start, we look forward to many more successful years here.”
The trio of announcements heralds the start of significant change at the Bruntwood building in 2019.
Bruntwood is relocating its own offices and staff from its Platform building to the ground floor of 14 King Street, ahead of planned major refurbishment to amenities in the building over the next 12 months, including a new reception area, new cycle storage upgrade and customer showers.
Craig Burrow, Bruntwood’s director of Leeds, said: “Our business in Leeds goes from strength to strength and this is a great start to the year in which we will be investing heavily in our buildings and relocating our own staff.
“We are delighted to welcome TLIP to 14 King Street who are now very well established in the city and whose business is well aligned to the wealth and strength of our innovation sectors and thus supporting Leeds’ burgeoning reputation.
“We also understand the importance of creating spaces that meet businesses’ needs as they expand and 14 King Street offers customers the flexibility to do this.
“We are therefore very pleased that we have been able to provide the space that Maples Group need as their business grows, while also welcoming Gatenby Sanderson’s decision to commit to another decade at 14 King Street.”