hle Keeble Hawson signs up at Capitol

Alan Syers from Evans (left) with Paul Trudgill (centre) and hlw Keeble Hawson Leeds management team Simon Hellewell, Rachel Crookes, Natalie Nattress and Michael Cantwell.

hlw Keeble Hawson, One of Yorkshire’s largest law firms, has signed a lease for the mezzanine floor at Evans Property Group’s newly refurbished Capitol office building in Bond Court.

hlw Keeble Hawson, which has offices in Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster, has signed a long-term lease for the c.5,000 square foot mezzanine floor in a relocation from East Parade and will occupy the new premises from March.

Paul Trudgill, managing partner, hlw Keeble Hawson, said; “Leeds is a major hub for professional services and its office market is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand. The firm has enjoyed a presence here for many years and our move to Bond Court – a prime office location in the heart of the city – is a formative development which will support our vision and growth.”

Since the completion of Evans’ investment into the comprehensive refurbishment of Capitol, the building has attracted high levels of interest. This year planning practice, Quod North, has relocated its Leeds office into Capitol and the UK’s leading car information expert, CAP Automotive, has expanded its Headquarter operations within the building.

Continuing its expansion, CAP has now taken a further 7,000 square foot in Capitol, comprising the second and third floors in the east wing, taking its total space to circa 21,500 square foot.

The new lettings which total 11,500 square foot leave only the first floor west wing of 3,500 square foot available to lease within Capitol, demonstrating the market demand for quality office space within the key Bond Court location which connects the city’s traditional commercial district with its retail core.

The investment into the offices forms part of Evans’ ongoing £25 million programme of works transforming the whole Bond Court area of Leeds City Centre.