The Tannery, Kirkstall Road, Leeds.
The Tannery, Kirkstall Road, Leeds.
Nick Hill

Seven new lettings completed at Leeds office building The Tannery

A series of lettings to seven businesses has been completed at the Leeds office building, The Tannery, by independent serviced office provider Bracken Business Centres.

The serviced office and traditional lease lettings, totalling more than 10,850 sq ft, are on the first, second and third floors of The Tannery, Kirkstall Road.

Bracken Business Centres acquired The Tannery in a multi-million pound deal in 2016.

The lettings include two companies new to Leeds. Domestic appliance spare parts manufacturer, Qualtex, has taken 1, 862 sq ft and domiciliary care company, Nurse Plus, is leasing 1,326 sq ft for a new regional office.

Other lettings in serviced office agreements are to managed IT provider, Rabb-IT, which has expanded to 1,140 sq ft; communications technology business, The Technology Group, which has more than quadrupled its space to 3,150 sq ft and business process transformation company Tribus Digital, which has expanded into 1,100 sq ft.

Traditional lettings have also been made to Pixel Builders, which has taken 1,300 sq ft and healthcare staffing company, 24/7 Healthcare which occupies 1,000 sq ft.

Serviced offices allow businesses to move into ‘work-ready’ office space with a single bill for costs covering business rates, utilities, rental, cleaning, furniture and tea and coffee for the kitchen with no set up costs.

The lettings follow the departure of debt-recovery law firm, BW Legal, which had outgrown available space with an expansion from two staff to 200 since it first took space at The Tannery as a startup six years ago.

Sophie Hartley, area manager of healthcare recruitment agency, Nurse Plus, said: “We have 60 branches throughout the UK and have opened 11 this year.

“We chose Leeds to expand into due to the number of nursing students and the volume of care homes in, and around, the city. As our head of nursing business development is based in Leeds, this is a fantastic central location for us.

“We looked at various offices but chose The Tannery because it is a lovely building, has good car parking and is close to the city centre with good public transport links. However, it was the fantastic customer service of Denise McGeachy at Bracken Business Centres which persuaded us.”

Denise McGeachy, Bracken Business Centres group centre manager, added: “BW Legal’s rapid growth from a start-up to a significant corporate was a model example of the benefits of serviced office support and the flexibility we offer to enable businesses to grow while reducing their risks.

“We are delighted to have re-let the vacated space quickly to seven businesses, including two new to Leeds. The re-lets allow those that have relocated within the Tannery to expand without even having to change their address.

“A trend across our centres is that of creative agencies moving into Leeds from other Yorkshire towns to take advantage of the availability of qualified staff.”

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