National loss adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey, is the latest business to relocate to one of Leeds’ best-known out-of-town office schemes.
The business has relocated to the entire second floor – totalling 12,582 sq ft – at Building Two, City West office park, Gelderd Road, in a deal jointly negotiated by commercial property consultants, JLL and Leeds’ own Carter Towler.
Some 130 Cunningham Lindsey technical insurance claims adjusters, managers and administrative staff have moved into City West as the company’s leases at its two Leeds offices in Birstall and Morley have ended and it consolidates staff in one place.
The letting follows a £1.1 million refurbishment at City West Office Park carried out by owners, London-based asset management business, XLB Property, and Harbert Management Corporation (Europe) which acquired the office park last year in a multi-million pound portfolio deal.
A total of 55,000 sq ft of office space was refurbished with the installation of suspended ceilings and LED lighting. There was also a remodeling of all WC accommodation and common areas.
Cunningham Lindsey real estate and project manager, Caroline Humphreys, says: “With our previous office leases coming to an end, it makes sense to consolidate our resources and move into one site. We are also expanding our operations in the North East and a larger base provides the scope we need to take on more technical and support staff. Our staffing levels at Building Two, City West, will increase by more than 30 per cent before the end of the year.
Other tenants in the scheme include serviced office provider, Regus; risk management business, Lexis Nexis; fitted kitchen designer and manufacturer, Alno UK and national law firm, Slater Gordon.