Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council, said: “The plans for Globe Point are very impressive indeed – this promises to be a landmark development in one of the city’s most exciting areas. It’s gratifying to see energy efficiency and other environmental considerations playing an important role in the building’s design, along with tech capacity and internet connectivity.
“A project of this scale and ambition is a major boost for our efforts to deliver increased job opportunities for people across the city through the regeneration of Temple and the wider South Bank.”
Nick Lee, Development Director of CEG, explained: “Globe Point displays our confidence in the office market and the city. Companies which have been reticent to commit earlier in the pandemic are now becoming more active in real estate decision making and we’re already in active dialogue on a number of enquiries. Healthy, flexible space and lease terms, and the opportunity to not face up front fit out costs, makes Globe Point all the more desirable.”
Fox Lloyd Jones and Knight Frank have been appointed to market the building.
Paul Fox of Fox Lloyd Jones said: “The dedicated Temple Life team on site will ensure exemplary levels of service and wellbeing for its occupants unlike no other. It’s an iconic gateway building with a truly unrivalled design and specification catering to requirements from 1,920 – 37,800 sq ft. The commitment to speculatively build is testament to CEG’s commitment to Leeds and the strength of the office market where stock remains at an all-time low.”
Eamon Fox, Partner and head of office agency at the Leeds office of Knight Frank, said: “At Globe Point, we are also able to offer a new approach to leasing, not only traditional leases, but also a core and flex approach. Business cycles have become shorter, and often decision making happens quicker than ever before, we offer options to lease the optimum level of space day one, with choices to expand when the conditions are correct for our customers. We can custom a leased solution, so that a business can be cost neutral when moving to Temple. This customer-focused approach means the customer can concentrate on their business rather than their space, providing a more productive, frictionless service.”