Platform nears full occupancy just seven months in

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Leading property company, Bruntwood, is hailing the success of its Platform building in Leeds city centre, which is 90 percent let or under offer while achieving record rents for the city, just seven months after opening its doors.

Home to a fast-growing community that mixes entrepreneurial startups and national names, Platform, which officially launched in November 2017, has already welcomed more than 80 companies taking space that ranges from single hot desks to full floors. Among these are Mercia Fund Managers, Altinet, Rradar, Zeal Media, Travelopia, Big Lottery Fund, Coptrz, Hudl, iDisrupted and Hebe Works.

Platform is also already witnessing customer successes and expansions, with national law firm, Shoosmiths, recently announcing that it will take an additional half floor on top of the full floor it’s already occupying.

One of the very first businesses to move in, cloud computing specialists, Cloud Sense Solutions, is also expanding to take a further six desks. LightStart Apps has grown from six to 10 desks, digital marketing agency 9xb has doubled in size from five to 10 desks and IT consultancy xTEN has moved from a two desk office to a six desk office.

Craig Burrow, director of Bruntwood Leeds, said: “Seven months on from completion, it’s fantastic to see Platform’s community thriving and businesses already expanding their presence here.

“Our vision with this landmark development has been to meet market demand and offer creative and cutting-edge spaces where people will want to work or locate a business.

“It has also been driven by our desire to cluster like-minded businesses in a setting where innovation and entrepreneurship come together to forge partnerships which will deliver growth, jobs and investment.

“Platform is also becoming the city’s front door for tech companies and we have no doubt that it will continue to prosper and be a central hub for the city’s innovative businesses going forward.”

Platform offers a full breadth of workspace from a single hotdesk to all-inclusive serviced offices and traditional leased suites that customers can fit out to suit their requirements. Bruntwood also offers a managed option which allows customers to build a bespoke package that includes furniture and management of the space.

Platform is also home to the city’s new tech incubator, which launched last month and is designed to nurture early stage businesses from the region’s fast-growing digital technology sector to help create hundreds of high value jobs over the next 10 years.

For further information about Platform visit www.bruntwood.co.uk/platform or call 0113 212 4646

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