We were looking for a north/ south base for our operations with great transport links; we love the community vibe; we want to be on the doorstep of the city centre but in a place with a bit of character and life - these are just some of the reasons why businesses have relocated to Holbeck Urban Village.
Alison George introduces Round Foundry Media Centre as part of Leeds Digital Festival 2010
Whatever your reasons for choosing to look at Holbeck Urban Village, the team can help you find what you are looking for from sepcialist small-scale office accommodation for start-ups to larger floor plates for high-growth SMEs. As developments complete there is also an increasing supply of studio, gallery, retail and leisure space, so while the area becomes a haven for the artistic, there are new opportunities for service sectors to support this burgeoning creative community.
Round Foundry Media Centre is home to more than 40 creative and digital SMEs offering web design, graphic design, photography, media and marketing services. The media centre also offers a virtual office service with mailbox and telephone answering and access to conference and meeting facilities at the centre. For the inside scoop on life at Round Foundry Media Centre read ethical communications company, Creative Concern’s, first hand account.
For growing SMEs there is a range of office space offered across Round Foundry and Marshall’s Mill catering for floor space requirements of between 2,000 and 8,500 square feet. Housed in converted mill and foundry buildings these commercial spaces are both quirky and accessible with both developments including generous provision for parking and cycling.
At ground floor level of the uber-chic Manor Mills apartments further office accommodation is available ranging from 1,500 - 5,000 square feet. Further towards the centre of Leeds the lesser-known Globe Quay offers similar floorplates and is already home to a handful of creative and digital companies including the fast-growing interior design company, Urban DNA.
With a growing community of creative and digital professionals in the area, many other support sectors are also finding that the urban village makes a good home with a ready supply of clients on their door step. From legal practices and accountants to research and development specialists with hundreds of employees, there is ample space to accommodate all professions. The Mint offers 115,000 square feet of office space which can be divided into smaller floor-plates catering for a range of larger businesses.
At the other end of the spectrum Holbeck also caters for fledgling start-up businesses, freelancers and artists with new facilities at Barkston House offering studio space from just £141 per month with access to your studio 24-hours, seven days a week. With units ranging from 324 - 3,576 square feet, most of the tenants at Barkston House should also attract a 50% reduction in business rates under the small business rate relief scheme.
For budding artists, writers and sketchers the beautiful and intriguing Temple Works has opened its doors for the first time in more than a hundred years to welcome new creative and cultural talent. While the spectacular 2 acre main space undergoes repair, it acts as a backdrop to the rest of the slowly restored site which includes an old paintshop, joiners shop, the old works Canteen and a myriad of other wonderful spaces and places. Artists are now creating the first three years of an avant garde cultural programme.
The newly completed Granary Wharf offers further opportunity for retail and leisure outlets in the city’s historic Dark Arches or at ground-floor level at Waterman’s Place and Candle House apartment blocks.
And that’s just a taster of opportunities in the area! For a more comprehensive list and to arrange tours of the area and commercial viewings get in touch with us via the contact form at the bottom of this page.