The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced the sale of its head office, Red Hall House, near Roundhay Park in Leeds, after 26 years at the premises.

Red Hall House was purchased for over £1.65 million by Dr Faisal Arshad, Lead Surgeon at the Hair Dr Hair Transplant Clinic, in order to establish a private cosmetic surgery hospital.

Dr Arshad commented: “The Hair Dr Clinic is expanding quickly and we have outgrown our current premises. The majestic Grade II Red Hall, close to the new East Leeds Orbital Route, is absolutely perfect and it is humbling to be moving into such a magnificent building with such an illustrious history.”

The Commercial Property team at Blacks Solicitors advised the RFL on the sale of its head office ahead of a relocation to Sport City at the Etihad Campus in Manchester. Blacks was chosen thanks to the longstanding relationship with the RFL, and the excellent service provided by the Commercial Property team.

The RFL is the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK. It is committed to developing and growing Rugby League at all levels. It administers a number of leagues including the England Rugby League teams, the Great Britain Rugby League Lions team, the Betfred Challenge Cup and Women's Challenge Cup, and the Betfred Women’s Super League.

The RFL works in partnership with leagues, clubs and Rugby League Foundations to inspire and develop the next generation of young players and fans.

Tony Sutton, the RFL’s chief operating officer,, commented: “This is a significant day for the RFL, after more than two and a half decades at Red Hall - which has been a distinctive headquarters for a National Governing Body since the RFL moved from Chapeltown Road in 1995."