Software company Retail Express is moving into a prime office complex in Leeds city centre.
The merchandising software solutions company has taken possession of 400 m² on the 1st floor of Bond House, one of the three buildings that make up La Bourse.
The Stock Exchange is a historic property on Boar Lane less than 100 meters from Leeds train station, with 50,000 square feet of high-quality space spread over three buildings, overlooking a central courtyard.
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Each of the buildings – Equity House, Sterling House and Bond House – has its own designated entrance with a multi-storey NCP car park to the rear. The Exchange has undergone a comprehensive multi-million pound refurbishment to provide Grade A office space to the highest standards.
The Leeds office of global property consultancy Knight Frank brokered the sizable lease.
Victoria Harris, Principal Surveyor at Knight Frank in Leeds, who advised owners Paloma Capital, said: “We are delighted that a company of the caliber and reputation of Retail Express has taken to the Stock Exchange. This rental, along with other recent large-scale transactions in Leeds city centre, underscores the current strength of the Leeds office market.
“There are currently office suites of 1,258 square feet to 2,448 square feet available for rent.
“Given the high quality of the Exchange space, as well as its stunning location, these offices should prove very popular, particularly for emerging creative businesses that are beginning to thrive in Leeds.”
She added: “The extensive renovations have transformed the Bourse into a welcoming and attractive environment. Meanwhile, the vibrancy of the immediate area, with new bars and restaurants, as well as the gleaming Trinity Leeds shopping centre, gives occupants exactly what they want. The Bourse is a hidden gem in the center of the city.”
Barry Grange, CEO of Retail Express, added: “We are delighted to have chosen Leeds and the Stock Exchange as our headquarters to help us deliver the next chapter in our growth story. With a central location for our staff and excellent regional and national connections, La Bourse stood out from the competition. The prestigious location offers first-class facilities within the thriving technology hub of Leeds.