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GLOBE POINT ALMOST FULLY LET AS FIFTH NEW TENANT SECURED
CEG has secured a fifth tenant to the popular Globe Point development in a matter of weeks. Specialist Computer Centres (SCC), part of the global Rigby Group headed up by Sir Peter Rigby, will move to the striking flat iron design building next month.
Relocating from Wellington Place, SCC was attracted by Globe Point’s ESG credentials, location and design.
Liam O’Keeffe, Rigby Group’s Asset Manager, explained: “SCC has invested significantly in the occupational Real Estate portfolio in the last few years, following the refurbishment of the Global Head Quarters in Birmingham, the relocation of the London City office and the new Bracknell office, to name a few. Globe Point, Leeds is the latest in a series of exciting commitments by SCC, built upon the continued success and growth of its Northwest commercial business.
“The South Bank area of Leeds has been utterly transformed over recent years. The Globe Point development, part of the wider Temple Masterplan, has phenomenal environmental credentials, a fantastic contemporary design and is only minutes from Leeds Train Station. Globe Point has provided another progressive acquisition for SCC.”
The company joins global legal practice Reed Smith, which announced its relocation to the site this month, brand design agency Robot Foods, marketing and data science company Jaywing and Butlers, which runs the 65-cover ground floor café bar.
As a result, only 17,434 sq ft remains at the 40,430 sq ft seven-storey office development. It is available as an entire floor from 4,477 to 6,479 sq ft or as individual suites from 2,000 sq ft. Once fully occupied, the building will be home to more than 800 people.
Knight Frank and Fox Lloyd Jones are marketing the building on behalf of CEG. Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at Knight Frank in Leeds agreed the deal with SCC. He said: “Yet again we have another tenant’s flight to quality, Globe Point is the result of focused design, innovation, appealingly dominate features, truthful expression, thorough to the last detail, and environmentally friendly. Design which understands our audience in Leeds for workspace, and which was clearly visible to SCC.”
“One of the highest specification offices on the market, Globe Point, is now home to a diverse range of occupiers, from a global legal company to a pan European technology business.”
Designed to BREEAM Excellent, the workspace maximises natural daylight to deliver healthy, flexible workspaces.
Olivia McDowell, investment manager at CEG. said: “It is fantastic to see SCC join the thriving business community within Globe Point. As a company with a wide range of public and private sector clients, the location, as well as the quality and design of the space appealed. Globe Point has fast become a success story delivering a new benchmark for the Temple district.”
Globe Point is the first of CEG’s developments to complete within the Temple district of the city. As well as delivering the refurbishment of Draper’s Yard, CEG has also welcomed Chow Down and Slung Low to Temple Arches and Water Lane, bringing additional vibrancy to the bustling Temple area.