A global media company has strengthened its presence at 26 Whitehall Road in Leeds.

The media company, which does not want to be named, has taken 8,514 sq ft of quality office space on the first floor of the building, which is owned by Credit Suisse Asset Management. The company already occupies 30,000 sq ft on the second and third floors.

The deal was brokered by Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at the leading property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds

Mr Fox, who advised Credit Suisse Asset Management, commented: “The media company’s expansion in this prestigious building underlines the fact 26 Whitehall Road is one of the finest office developments in the city.

“This deal comes hard on the heels of engineering and development consultancy Mott McDonald taking over 15,000 sq ft of office space at 26 Whitehall Road in one of the most significant office transactions of the year so far.”

26 Whitehall Road It already boasts some high-profile occupiers, including Yorkshire Post Newspapers, global consumer finance business International Personal Finance (IPF) and energy company Engie (formerly GDF Suez).

“These occupiers underpin the quality of 26 Whitehall Road and its excellent location. It has an enviable combination of low running costs, high-tech features, quality design and superb office space. It is also one of the most energy efficient buildings in Leeds and has recently been refurbished.

“The Mott McDonald and Sky deals also emphasise the strength of the Leeds office market, which has proved remarkably resilient in the face of the challenging economic climate.”

26 Whitehall Road is a prestigious 122,000 sq ft office space located at the heart of the Leeds city centre, the UK’s largest centre for business, legal and financial services outside London. Situated just nine minutes’ walk from Leeds train station, the building is rated as BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and enjoys some of the most up-to-date security features on the market.

The offices also boast a tranquil riverside setting and are ideally positioned for the popular running and cycling routes by the nearby canal, perfect for staff who like to keep active.

The Leeds office of property consultancy CBRE represented the media company.