Engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong open new Leeds office

APAM, the specialist UK real estate asset and investment manager, has secured engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong as a tenant at 36 Park Row in Leeds. This follows APAM’s extensive and comprehensive refurbishment of the property, including converting four suites into 8,000 sq ft of modern boutique office space.

Wardell Armstrong, who are opening a new Leeds office, have agreed a five-year lease for a 2,200 sq ft suite at a rent of £22.50 per sq ft.

Elizabeth Ridler, partner in the office agency team of Knight Frank in Leeds, said: “This deal follows quickly on the back of the letting earlier this year to Syndicate 2525 and means that two out of the original four refurbished suites are now let, with one under offer and one remaining, less than six months after the completion of the first phase of refurbishment.

“Phase Two has just started on site and will be available from September. This will involve the refurbishment of the showers together with the remaining accommodation totalling just under 11,600 sq ft in suites from 990 sq ft, of which 5,928 sq ft is already under offer,” she explained.

Other tenants in the building include Syndicate 2525, Royal Haskoning DHV, Leonard Curtis and Chiropractic First.

Knight Frank and WSB acted for APAM.

Mike Hassall, the Wardell Armstrong Chairman, said: “Providing an attractive office location and environment is important to our business as we continue to recruit quality people and build our presence in the Region.”