Lumina at Thorpe Park fully let after trio of deals

Feb 15, 2022

A trio of new deals have been agreed upon at Lumina, the latest speculatively-generated office building at Thorpe Park Leeds.

The 35,846 sq ft building, which is the second Grade A office to be delivered as part of the phase two progression at Thorpe Park Leeds, is now fully-let, endorsing the Group’s decision to speculatively generate the building.

Coverings Ltd, the owner of a leading distribution and retail businesses within the tile and flooring industry, has secured the entire 10,600 sq ft first floor at Lumina on a 10-year lease. The business is relocating its team of 100 people from its existing premises at Project House in Armley, Leeds.

Specialist commercial interior design company, Design Tonic has recently completed the fit-out of the space to provide contemporary workspace with a focus on collaboration. The workspace features an auditorium style presentation area, multiple video conference-ready meeting rooms, quiet spaces and a large breakout dining area. Design Tonic has also worked closely with Coverings Ltd to incorporate its own products in the design and fit out.

Construction group, Galliford Try has also agreed a 10-year lease taking 5,500 sq ft of space on the ground floor. The firm is currently in the process of concluding its fit-out before relocating a team of 150 people from existing premises in Normanton in order to upgrade to a more efficient and flexible working environment.

Multinational, FTSE 100 energy company, SSE is taking occupation of the remaining 3,750 sq ft on the ground floor having also committed to a new 10-year lease, relocating its existing regional office at Ferrybridge Power Station.

Online pharmacy group, Pharmacy2U occupies the remaining 15,770 sq ft on the second and third floors. Other office occupiers secured across the Park over the last two years including Big Change Apps, Wates Construction, Pure Retirement, EP UK Investments and Renew Holdings.

We are also well underway to deliver our £52 million, 133,118 sq ft headquarters building which has been pre-let to leading credit management company, Lowell in a ground-breaking deal for the region.

Adam Varley, Development Director at SGI, said:

“We’re delighted to announce that Lumina is now fully-let just a few short months after our record-breaking pre-let. These transactions underline the growing appeal of Thorpe Park Leeds as a platform for providing modern, welcoming and inspiring workplaces.

“Covid-19 has significantly increased the attractiveness of out of town business locations, owing to their accessibility, amenity offering and extensive green space – something that Thorpe Park Leeds has in abundance with our 330,000 sq ft retail and leisure centre, The Springs and 15-acre Central Park on its doorstep. New infrastructure, including the railway station which is due to be delivered in 2024, alongside our EV charging points and free transport planning service are proving attractive to businesses looking for highly-accessible and sustainable travel options.”

Liam Ridley at BNP Paribas Real Estate which acted for SGI on the deals, said:

“These lettings are great news for Thorpe Park Leeds which continues to draw new occupiers due to its quality of space and overall environment. Despite the market slowing down due to restrictions imposed during the pandemic, rents across the park continue to increase as businesses seek increasingly better-quality buildings.”

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