Specsavers acquires new Grade A office space in Wakefield
Specsavers has taken 3,059 sq ft of brand new Grade A office space at 2 Burgage Square, Merchant Gate with Knight Frank’s Leeds office brokering an office deal in the mixed-use development of Wakefield.
Merchant Gate comprises Grade A office buildings, retail and leisure facilities as well as 66 residential flats and a public square. Available office space ranges from 4,092 sq ft to 9,749 sq ft.
Knight Frank advised the landlords, English Cities Fund (ECf), a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency.
Eamon Fox, partner at Knight Frank in Leeds, specialising in office agency, commented: “Specsavers have taken the opportunity to move to the best new office buildings in Wakefield.
“Rents are very competitive, while the facilities are first class. The offices are close to Wakefield Westgate Station, on the main Leeds-London line, whilst prime retail facilities at Merchant Gate will make the development ideal for leisure as well as working.
“We are delighted to have advised on this prestigious letting on behalf of the English Cities Fund, who have invested in the remarkable renaissance of Wakefield.”
The offices at Merchant Gate have been designed by Leeds-based architects Carey Jones, and comprise of 1 Burgage Square, 2 Burgage Square and Emerald House, which is fully let to HM Court Service.
Specsavers were advised by Barker Proudlove, while the Leeds office of property consultants JLL are the joint marketing agents for Merchant Gate with Knight Frank.