Monday, May 29, 2023

Stantec relocates 140-strong team to new Leeds office

The recently refurbished 8,000 square foot office in 2 Whitehall Quay will be the new home for Stantec in Leeds as it continues to grow, offering colleagues and clients a versatile space for collaboration.

Following a period of growth and success in the region, Stantec, a provider of sustainable design and engineering services, is bringing 140 of its colleagues together in a new home in the heart of Leeds.

The move will see the Stantec team relocating from their existing office at The Boulevard on Leeds Dock.

The highly accessible office is on the 4th floor of the building and includes dynamic areas for collaboration all designed to meet the needs of a modern teamworking environment. The teams will use their new West Yorkshire base to build on their strong relationships with clients spanning the UK’s built environment, particularly in the water, transport, planning and development industries within both the private and public sector.

Ross Anderson, Stantec’s Yorkshire region water operations director said: “This new space has been designed with both colleague well-being and client collaboration in mind. We’re looking forward to hosting our industry-pioneering clients like Yorkshire Water in this new location.

“Our relationship with Yorkshire Water continues to go from strength to strength as we continue to work on ground-breaking projects in the region and this office expansion shows our long-term commitment to servicing the water sector in Yorkshire. We’ll be using this flexible workplace to further enhance integrated working in a fresh, modern city-centre office.”

Harriet Chapman, regional growth lead for North, at Stantec, said: “Although we loved our office on Leeds Dock, our headcount in Leeds has increased quickly and significantly. Our new office at 2 Whitehall Quay provides accessible, flexible working arrangements, enabling us to continue to deliver exceptional projects and services for our clients while providing the flexibility to grow our Leeds presence.

“Following Stantec’s acquisition of Barton Willmore last year, our teams are quickly coming together throughout the UK, and this office grants us one central space to accommodate new team-members. We’re delighted to combine our creative and technical approaches to projects to deliver sustainable, resilient and connected places across the region.”

Stuart Natkus, planning director, Stantec, added: “Barton Willmore enjoyed a legacy of success in Leeds, and we’re excited to see how we can build on this, working alongside our new Stantec colleagues, using their technical expertise as part of a holistic interdisciplinary offering.”

FLJ acted for APAM to let 2 Whitehall Quay and CBRE acted for Stantec.

Charles Parkinson, associate director, CBRE’s Occupier Services team in Leeds, said: “Stantec instructed us to acquire a new Leeds office following the company’s strategic decision to move from Leeds Dock.

“They sought a best in class office building within close proximity to Leeds train station and chose 2 Whitehall Quay following an extensive search. The building takes workspace to a new level, recognising the current workplace dynamic that occupiers seek.

“Its newly refurbished suites, flexibility in floorplates and superb riverside location, coupled with its excellent wellness focus delivers everything the modern occupier demands and more.”

Will Grenfell, senior asset manager, APAM Ltd, said: “2 Whitehall Quay is in a prime location by the river and canal towpath and a short walk to the railway station and City Square.

“The refurbishment has delivered some of the best quality office space in the city with a huge focus on wellbeing. We are delighted to welcome Stantec to the growing and thriving business community housed in the building.”

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