Craig Burrow, Director of Leeds at Bruntwood, today spoke at the Business Desk Property Professionals Lunch about Bruntwood's plans for Platform and the challenges faced redeveloping above one of the busiest train stations in the UK as well as the wider future of the property sector in the city.
"Bruntwood has been able to achieve a lot in Leeds and other cities despite the economic downturn from 2008, constantly re-imagining it's offer from Grade I listed buildings to grade A office space.
"Platform has been a challenge and a journey requiring significant investment to bring it up to standard.
"With Platform, Bruntwood is delivering a well situated, high quality building for businesses large and small, tech start ups and scale ups.
"The building will have three different suppliers for occupiers from Day One in a fully WiFi enabled building.
"The key development areas we are seeing in Leeds are West End, Sovereign Street, Trinity, Eastgate Quarter and Arena; but there's also an emerging innovation district in the North and South bank.
"I believe that in the future there will be a lot more blurring of the lines between corporate and creative space due to advances in technology, new ways of working and connectivity."