April 2018

White Rose Office Park welcomes global digital sports company

Author: White Rose Office Park

White Rose Office Park is pleased to welcome leading global digital sports content and media company; Perform Media. Taking up a 15-year lease to occupy the striking grade A office space, the brand will sit prominently at the entrance to the business park. Growing their already existing presence in Leeds, Perform Media have chosen to take up the 40,000 sq ft space, located on a key arterial route in to Leeds city centre, as their global headquarters.

David Aspin, the founder of Munroe K the owner and operator of White Rose Office Park, commented:
“I’m delighted that Perform Media has decided to join the national and global businesses including HSBC, Capita, O2, WSP, HMRC, Gather & Gather already present on the White Rose Office Park. Following today’s announcement, the White Rose Office Park is now fully occupied.

We will now be moving forward as revealed at MIPIM with our plans in collaboration with Schroders, Land Securities and Leeds City Council to promote the area of urban regeneration known ICON (International Centre of New Technology). The total area amounts to 74 acres including the existing White Rose Office Park.

The new station along with this large area of economic regeneration in South Leeds will attract not only new international digital businesses to locate there but will also provide a new area of exciting residential accommodation and two new hotels, a new primary school and a new doctors surgery and A&E unit.

The new station will be the catalyst for this exciting regeneration providing not only new jobs but also housing all located in a car free environmentally and user-friendly area with a train service straight into Leeds City Centre.“

Wayne Cort, Global Director of Property for Perform Media, commented:
“We are excited to be part of the future of the White Rose Office Park, one of Leeds foremost office locations, and it was clear to us that it was the ideal location for our Leeds HQ building. The White Rose Office Park offered not only the unrivalled connectivity our business demands, but the future transport infrastructure and the prominent building position made it the obvious choice.”

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake added:
“This is welcome news for Leeds and offers further evidence of the growing reputation of the city as a leading hub for the digital sector. A major world-leading company like Perform Media further investing in Leeds and strengthening its relationship with the city by expanding is fantastic and is a great reflection of how Leeds is now viewed on a global level which should be a source of real pride.”

The letting agents representing the White Rose Office Park and Munroe K were CBRE, Jonathan Shires; JLL, Jeff Pearey and Adam Cockroft of Cushman Wakefield.

Jonathan Shires, Senior Director of CBRE:
“The addition of Perform Media to White Rose Office Park compliments and enhances the exceptional tenant line up at the Park. Their choice to relocate to Optim is testimony to the quality of accommodation, on site facilities and hands on management which is offered by Munroe K at White Rose Office Park.”

Jeff Pearey, Lead Director JLL – Yorkshire and North East commented:
“White Rose Office Park has always attracted substantial occupiers, this latest letting to Perform Media, at the gateway to scheme is a testament to the growth of Perform’s business and their investment in Leeds. It is a great achievement for the development and is a springboard for the next exciting phase of the Park.”

Adam Cockroft, Partner of Cushman Wakefield commented:
“The recent transaction to Perform Media at White Rose Office Park demonstrates the breadth of reach of the campus to all sectors of occupier, now further diversifying our client base into the media sector.”

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