Elliott Hudson College has agreed to take 70,000 sq ft
18 Feb 2016
Elliott Hudson College has agreed to take 70,000 sq ft of space at White Rose Office Park in Leeds.
The sixth form college, which is part of the The GORSE Academies Trust, will make a phased move into the building, which is expected to open at the start of the next academic year in September 2016, relocating from the nearby Phoenix House.
The GORSE Academies Trust is a not for profit charity which aims to create exceptional schools to serve areas of the Leeds City Region that suffer deprivation and to carry students on towards attaining places at first class universities in the United Kingdom.
David Aspin, chief executive of Munroe K, the joint owner of White Rose alongside Orion Capital Managers, said: "Elliott Hudson College is one of the new breed of free schools established by The GORSE Academies Trust and we are delighted to be able to provide them with the space they need to grow and achieve their ambitions of integrating education and the workplace.
"This is an exciting development for us, putting an innovative educational establishment alongside large private sector employers such as HSBC, Capita, SKF, Telefonica, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Global and Her Majesty's government.
"The re-use, rather than demolition of the building previously occupied by HSBC, completely satisfies both myself and Orion Capital Managers in providing a sustainable and innovative answer to a vacant property."
The trust's executive principal Sir John Townsley said: "We selected White Rose Office Park for the Elliott Hudson College because of our shared aspiration to change the deal for some of the poorest and some of the most aspirational young people in our city."