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Transformation accomplished for historic city property



March 02 2022
By Miran Rahman

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

The transformation of 56 Wellington Street, which dates back to 1873, will provide 10,254 sq ft of Grade A office space over six floors.

The building started life as a cloth warehouse. Its interior has been redeveloped and reinvented to provide modern workspace, with original period features maintained and enhanced.

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

Tim Hodgson, managing director, 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, which is marketing the offices on behalf of the 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 office space will be available to let through joint marketing agents WSB Property Consultants and Harvey Burns & Co