A leading specialist recruitment firm is doubling its office space at the iconic 34 Boar Lane in Leeds.
Charlton Morris will now occupy the whole of the building's fourth floor, as well as the third floor, having relocated from Park Row two years ago.
The company has just agreed a deal to take 8,751 sq ft of office space on the fourth floor of the recently refurbished building on a ten-year lease at a rent of £32 per sq ft.
The move follows the expansion of Charlton Morris, with the creation of 100 new jobs over the coming years.
Owner Kinrise is behind the transformation of 34 Boar Lane, a 57,000 sq ft building with 46,000 sq ft of office space over five floors and cafes and restaurants on the ground floor. It is located immediately opposite Leeds Railway Station in the heart of the city’s professional and retail quarters.
Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, which is marketing 34 Boar Lane, said: "This significant deal is a resounding endorsement of the quality of this magnificent building, with an existing occupier doubling their space. Testimonials don’t get any better than that.
“Ever since we started marketing 34 Boar Lane, we have been choosing our occupiers very carefully. The spirit and ethos of the building is crucial. Charlton Morris is one of the fastest growing and most progressive recruitment companies in the UK and fits this aspirational culture perfectly.
“During the past two years, we have transformed this well-positioned building into an exciting workplace at the forefront of the Leeds market. Three floors have been let, leaving a total of 21,000 sq ft on the first and second floors available to lease, where we have spaces ready to occupy from 4,900 sq ft.
Andy Shatwell, CEO of Charlton Morris, explained: “When it comes to facilities and location, I honestly don’t think that there’s a better office space in Leeds than 34 Boar Lane.
“We recently announced our expansion plans for 2022 and it coincided with the opportunity to take the fourth floor in addition to our current lease on the third, so we couldn’t be happier. Having an amazing office environment is central to our vision of ‘giving our People the best possible experience’ and we’re delighted that this continues to be at 34 Boar Lane.
"It's a beautiful building that is perfectly located with great views over the station. You get a sense of the community spirit when you walk through the doors and this is also really important to us."
George Aberdeen, co-founder of Kinrise, explained: “It is very exciting to announce this significant new office deal with Charlton Morris, especially since they have already made their home here at 34 Boar Lane. This special building has been regenerated into an inspiring collaborative environment that offers our occupiers characterful, design-led office and co-working space with top technology as well an exciting range of independent restaurants and an events space.
Samuel Lawson Johnston, co-founder of Kinrise, added: “Our aim at Kinrise is to turn iconic but un-loved buildings into creative work and community space. It means that the city’s heritage and soul can live on and real cultural capital remains in the centre rather than being pushed further out of the city.”