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Former restaurant fully let following redevelopment



7 July 2021
By Ben Ormsby


The former Ask Italian in Headingley has undergone substantial redevelopment and is now fully let to two new tenants.

The 3,700 sq ft art deco building occupies a prominent position on North Lane and has been redesigned by MDA Architects to create two self-contained units that provide contemporary office and leisure space, with full height glazing.

The building which is owned by ATC Properties, was let prior to completion by Leeds-based joint agents Fox Lloyd Jones and WSB Property Consultants.

The 1,750 square foot first floor offices have been let to Bark and Bite, a specialist team of creatives, animators, designers, and producers, which is relocating from the city centre. The new offices, are accessed through a private entrance, have an external terrace, air conditioning, toilet and shower facilities, and a passenger lift. They also have their own allocated car parking.

Taking the prominent 1,990 square foot ground floor is independent restaurant operator, Jino’s Thai Café, which is relocating after 18 years in their previous premises on Otley Road, Headingley.

This latest development by ATC Properties follows the transformation of 44 North Lane in January into high specification Grade A offices, which the business now occupies, together with letting and property management company YourNest.

Speaking about the new scheme, Tim Watts of ATC Properties said: “38 North Lane is a landmark building and well known by everyone in the area. The architects have done a fantastic job in combining the wonderful art deco features with such a contemporary design.”

“Headingley is an extremely popular area which continues to attract great leisure operators together with forward-thinking and creative businesses. We are therefore extremely proud to have successfully transformed these great buildings to compliment such a vibrant suburb of Leeds.