Groundworks begin on 156,000 sq ft office and retail development in Leeds
Developer and asset management firm MEPC is celebrating a new milestone at its Wellington Place development in Leeds.
Groundworks are now underway on 4 Wellington Place, a 156,000 sq ft complex comprising Grade A offices and space for retail and leisure businesses.
Building company Wates Construction was announced as the lead contractor on the scheme last month.
It will be the seventh Wates has delivered for Oxfordshire-headquartered MEPC.
Paul Pavia, head of development at MEPC, said: “We’ve had another very successful year so far here at Wellington Place and 4 Wellington Place marks the next stage of that.
“This phase of the development will complete the east end of the masterplan, providing our customers, both present and future with the highest quality working environment available in Leeds.”
Wates Construction’s business unit director for the North East and North West, Paul Dodsworth, commented: “Our continued presence at Wellington Place, which also currently includes buildings 7 and 8, is in no small part due to our shared vision with MEPC to create exceptional developments that elevate the city’s commercial market.
“The start of construction at building 4 marks another fantastic milestone at Wellington Place and we very much look forward to delivering the latest phase of Leeds’ most ambitious commercial masterplan.”
4 Wellington Place is due for completion in 2020.