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New tech incubator launches at Bruntwood’s Platform

A new tech incubator to help drive growth of innovative digital companies in the Leeds City Region has officially launched at Bruntwood’s flagship Platform building on the first day of the annual Leeds Digital Festival. To mark the launch, industry leaders and customers were invited to a day of workshops and

University praises S Harrison for first student scheme

The University of Leeds has signed a 25 year lease on new bespoke student accommodation targeted specifically at overseas post graduate students. The seven storey 60,000 sq ft Blenheim Point, on Blenheim Walk, marks the first partnership between the University and leading Yorkshire developer S Harrison. Director of Residential Services for the

River Island opens new flagship at White Rose

British fashion retailer River Island has unveiled a new 26,000 sq foot flagship store at White Rose Shopping Centre. River Island has created a new concept store with an extended womenswear offering, plus a larger children’s and menswear departments. The new site boasts its own entrance from outside White Rose, allowing

Leeds Developer “sets sail” with £25m Rivert Trent development

Yorkshire developer KMRE Group is expanding its activity into the Midlands with the acquisition of a 1.5 acre site on the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham for prestigious apartments. Leeds-based KMRE has purchased the site which will be called Riverside to create 81 exclusive waterfront apartments and penthouses delivered

Forensic specialist expands team

Independent forensic firm DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic has further expanded its team in Leeds with the appointment of Aaron Pegg. Aaron joins the practice from BDO, where he spent seven years, initially working in audit before transferring to the forensic department. A Cambridge graduate, Aaron has worked in BDO’s London and Manchester

BGF backs Yorkshire’s budding young entrepreneurs

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, is backing budding young entrepreneurs in the Yorkshire by supporting the Tenner Challenge, with the aim of nurturing entrepreneurialism from an early age. Over four-weeks, secondary and college students have been using £10 pledges to get their business ideas up and

Vantage Point Industrial Estate fully occupied

Acting on behalf of Tilstone Industrial Limited, Cushman & Wakefield has let the last remaining unit at Vantage Point Industrial Estate in Morley, South Leeds. Unit 2, has been let to Adamson’s Retail Ltd, which specialises in the sale of school uniforms across Yorkshire and Lancashire. Vantage Point Industrial Estate totals 62,320

Barton Willmore celebrates 21 years in Leeds

Leeds-based planning and design consultancy, Barton Willmore, celebrated its 21st anniversary in the City at a special event held at Victoria Gate with staff and clients. The celebration, which was hosted by partner James Hall in the recently opened East 59th, welcomed more than 100 guests from across Yorkshire’s property and

Brockton Capital buys Leeds Pinnacle for c.£65m

Brockton Capital fund has acquired The Pinnacle, a prominent 145,000 sq ft, mixed-use asset in Leeds city centre, for around £65m. The Pinnacle is a mixed-use retail, office and car park investment, situated in the prime retail core of Leeds, directly opposite the Land Securities-owned Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, and bordering

“‘Tech” the next step with Ad:Venture being at Leeds Digital Festival

Tech start-ups looking to accelerate the growth of their business are being invited to “Tech” The Next Step with AD:VENTURE as part of Leeds Digital Festival. Tomorrow, AD:VENTURE, the ERDF funded programme providing dedicated support to eligible young businesses that have strong growth ambitions, will join Business Enterprise Fund to showcase