Catella APAM (“APAM”), the specialist UK real estate investment manager has completed a cutting-edge refurbishment of 1 City Square, located directly opposite Leeds train station, at a cost in excess of £8M. The iconic property was acquired in 2018 for £32.275M on behalf of Britannia Invest A/S.
The reception has been transformed into a modern collaborative business lounge, with a café and free to use meeting rooms, in addition to two fitness suites, cycling facilities and showers. This reimagined office space provides occupiers with space and flexibility for meetings, as well as collaboration and break out areas, which now play a vital part in the new office working environment. This will enable employees, the talent in any business, to enjoy being in the office whilst deploying their skills.
The refurbishment is timely as work continues on the redesign of the City Square which will include an enhanced network of pedestrian and cycle-friendly routes, along with a flurry of local and independent businesses. Such developments, along with the prestigious 1 City Square, provide a vibrant and inclusive welcome to Leeds.
Josh Whiteley, Senior Asset Manager at APAM, comments: “This refurbishment was an exciting opportunity for APAM to design an office space fit for the future of working. This iconic building and fit-out will provide Leeds city centre with a best-in-class office environment and workspace that will attract different companies and talent from across the UK.”