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Grade II-Listed Office Building Transformation Nears Completion

Insider Media

Ben Butler - Digital Staff Writer

Yorkshire Property
2 March 2022

The £2m refurbishment of a historic Grade II-listed building in Leeds city centre is close to completion, with new office space set to hit the market.

The transformation of 56 Wellington Street, with the building dating back to 1873, will provide 10,254 sq ft of prime grade A office space over six floors in the city's professional district.

Behind its original ornate façade, this historic building which started life as a cloth warehouse has been comprehensively redeveloped and reinvented to provide modern workspace.
Its unique and original period features have been maintained and enhanced.

The building is being developed by Harrogate-based property company Westcourt Group, which bought the site in 2019.

Tim Hodgson, managing director of Westcourt Group, said: "This is a truly unique building that we have sensitively reinvented to provide Grade A workspace with an attention to detail that that really accentuates the building’s heritage, whilst importantly bringing it into the 21st century."

Robin Beagley, partner at Leeds based property consultancy WSB, who is marketing the offices on behalf of landlord, added: "Westcourt have made every effort to incorporate exposed brickwork, original timber beams and cast-iron columns that play a major role in the building's new look.

"People are inspired by their surroundings which is why 56 Wellington Street provides the ideal working environment, with character at its heart."

Once the project is completed in April, the new office space will be available to let through joint marketing agents WSB Property Consultants and Harvey Burns & Co.