BAM retains ownership of the rest of the five acre Latitude site, which has planning consent for a further two buildings totaling 276,000 sq ft, as well as ancillary retail development. Next in the pipeline are Latitude Blue (119,000 sq ft) and Latitude Yellow (157,000 sq ft).
The contemporary design of the eight -storey Latitude Blue features a striking double-height reception. Flexible floorplates of 15,370 sq ft– virtually uncluttered by supporting columns – mean that office layouts can be reconfigured quickly and cost-effectively.
With its floor to ceiling glazing, brise soleil shading and sophisticated climate control, the building will be flooded by natural daylight but still comfortable for workers whatever the Yorkshire weather.
Like all BAM developments, Latitude Blue will be an exemplar of sustainable design. A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating is being targeted, with eco-friendly features to minimise environmental impact and minimise occupiers’ running costs.
Latitude Yellow will be a fully glazed contemporary ten-storey building with an impressive double height colonnade fronting Wellington Road. It will provide a further 157,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, with floor plates of 16,759 sq ft.
Both buildings are currently available on a pre-let basis on highly competitive rental terms.