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10 Apr 2017

Leeds-based Evans Property Group has launched to market the last remaining, newly refurbished 10,500 sq ft of office space at Capitol office building in Leeds.

It is the final Grade A office accommodation at the newly transformed city building, a key chapter in Evans’ ongoing £25m programme of works to regenerate the whole Bond Court area of Leeds.

The remaining 10,500 sq ft space within Capitol spans two floors, with key features including a stylish modernisation of the reception area and new bi-folding doors opening onto a private landscaped balcony area. The space can accommodate requirement sizes from 3,500 up to 10,500 sq ft and is being marketed by joint agents CBRE and JLL.

Evans is revitalising the Bond Court area, having already invested in the upgrading of Minerva and Capitol buildings to create over 50,000 sq ft of much-needed Grade A accommodation. The new Dakota Deluxe hotel is the jewel in the crown of the Bond Court redevelopment complemented by extensive public realm and sympathetic landscaping amounting to circa £1m which has been undertaken working closely with Leeds City Council to create a vibrant and stylish destination in one of Leeds City Centre’s most central locations.

Capitol has been a success story with one of Yorkshire’s largest law firms, hlw Keeble Hawson, leasing the mezzanine floor, planning practice Quod North relocating its Leeds office into the building and the UK’s leading car information expert, CAP Automotive Ltd, expanding its Headquarter operations within the building.

Additionally, Minerva has enjoyed a host of lettings; leading discretionary investment manager, Standard Life Wealth, property firm BNP Paribas, global financial services company UBS and law firm Gateley have all joined the tenant line-up and existing occupier CDI AndersElite has also expanded into a larger suite to facilitate the firm’s expansion plans.

Richard Bean, Senior Asset Manager at Evans Property Group, said:

“Following on from the success of the initial investment into Capitol, we are delighted to launch newly refurbished Grade A office accommodation into the market at a time in which we anticipate good occupier demand. This reinforces our commitment to the transformation of the Bond Court area, which is one of the most coveted locations in Leeds and is connecting the city’s traditional commercial district with a superb retail, leisure and hotel offering.”