Proposals for offices fronting the forthcoming railway station at White Rose Park have been submitted to Leeds City Council.
Investor and developer Munroe K has produced the plans for 145,000 sqft of space comprising three buildings; two totalling 100,000 sqft over two wings and interconnected by a shared atrium and a separate 45,000 sqft property. The ‘Station Plaza’ scheme aims to be the first BREEAM Outstanding and NABERS 5 star out-of-town development in Leeds.
Munroe K says it hopes the development to be carbon neutral in operation – an ambition tied to White Rose Park’s own carbon neutral aims by 2030. The wider park includes 550,000 sqft of office space across nine buildings, of which only 12,000 sqft remains available. It is home to 5,000 employees across fifteen occupiers and the on-site Elliott Hudson College, which has about 1,200 students.
David Aspin, founder and CEO at Munroe K said: “We’ve always been successful in attracting and retaining occupiers and the opening of the new train station in spring 2024 giving access to a new seven million strong talent pool, has acted as a catalyst for this new development. Alongside our ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030, this new sustainable office scheme makes for exciting times at the campus.”
Alex Hailey, senior director at CBRE Office Agency in Leeds said: “There is strong demand for office space at White Rose Park as evidenced in its near full occupation and the proposed additional 145,000 sqft will fill a crucial void in the city’s development pipeline. With on site and neighbouring amenities to rival the city centre, the abundance of green space and outdoor facilities along with crucial services such as the creche, employers can provide an exceptional working environment for their staff. The new train station will be a strong driver for occupiers interested in the new space as will its strong sustainable credentials.”
Office agents on Station Plaza at White Rose Park are CBRE, Knight Frank and Sanderson Weatherall.
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