TFT has announced the opening of a new office in Leeds as the firm continues to invest in key regional markets following the pandemic. The opening of this new office rounds off a very productive financial year which saw the firm grow by 10%.
As one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, Leeds was an obvious choice for TFT to expand into with clients already spanning major leisure and entertainment developments, office, manufacturing, logistics and retail in the region. The office will be headed by Robin Holme, former head of the building surveying division at the construction consultancy, CPC Project Services. Robin also previously led the property and construction consultancy, Watts Group’s Leeds office.
Robin Holme, Head of TFT’s Leeds office, said: “Leeds is an exciting city, rich with opportunity in both real estate development and new talent for the next generation of our industry. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, we’re seeing a strong pipeline for retail, leisure, BTR, logistics and manufacturing sites.”
Alistair Allison, managing partner (pictured) of TFT said: “TFT already has a strong track record in the north-east of the England, and we’re very familiar with the area as we’ve been servicing it for some time through our other offices, but by opening this new office we are firming up our commitment to the region with a physical office that both our new and existing clients can benefit from.
Post-Brexit and Covid, we predict more interest for non-core office locations amongst workers as well as clients, with Leeds in an ideal position to attract inward movers. We have adapted excellently to the hybrid model of working and feel wider geographic coverage will be of real benefit to our clients.”
Leeds was named the best city in Britain for quality of life, ranking 26th out of 100 cities around the world. The region is booming with £33.9 billion invested in large scale developments in the north-east during the last decade, and a further £7.3 billion under construction or in the pipeline. Indeed, the economy is forecasted to grow 21% in the next ten years.
Alistair commented: “The firm’s significant growth, in what has been a challenging time for the real estate industry, has helped to drive these new openings with major clients in the region. This is firmly linked to our sustainability and decarbonisation services, which are on the rise as businesses re-assess how they create and use buildings to meet their targets. We have brought our engineering and sustainability services together to bring clients a unique offer, which they can now access locally.”