Topping out celebrations for BAM’s flagship office development in Leeds

25 March 2022 16:08 - BAM Construct UK Ltd
Topping out celebrations for BAM’s flagship office development in Leeds

Leeds, 24 March 2022 - A topping out ceremony for the flagship Globe Point development in Leeds has taken place with representatives from BAM Construction, Leeds City Council and other stakeholders in the city attending.

BAM began the development in May 2021 on behalf of CEG and the scheme is set for full completion this summer.

Providing next generation workspace for over 400 people, the 37,800 sq ft seven-storey building on Globe Road is striking, with its flat iron design providing spectacular views across the city from the roof terrace gardens.

Responding to occupiers’ expectations and the new ways of working, Globe Point will deliver some of the highest quality workspace in Leeds, along with ground floor break-out space and café kitchen. 

Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council, said: ‘This is a really exciting milestone, not only for the Globe Point development, but also for the regeneration of Leeds’s Temple district and the wider South Bank area. High-quality projects like Globe Point are a sign of the strength of the Leeds economy as we continue our recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and redouble our efforts to deliver jobs and opportunities for all. It promises to be a worthy and very impressive addition to our city’s skyline.’

Globe Point will be the first new build office to complete in Leeds City Centre this year.

‘BAM’s buildings are winning sustainability awards across the UK’, said Simon Sutcliffe, Construction Director with BAM. ‘Our knowledge and understanding, which spans both buildings and the design and construction process, is being transferred to Globe Point. This flagship city centre building is a BREEAM Excellent development and it is really taking shape.’

CEG Director, Nick Lee, said: ‘Globe Point will deliver much needed new workspace within Leeds City Centre. The quality of the building and the approach to people and sustainability led design will set the tone for future developments within Temple. We are really excited about the buzz in Temple and the number of people living and working in the area continues to grow, supporting the fantastic bars, restaurants and other amenities, including our events space partnership with Chow Down.’

Award-winning Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is the architect for Globe Point. Amanda Whittington, Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios said: ‘On the historical east of the site, Globe Point office is an expressive flat iron building that marks the approach from key routes to the city centre. Brickwork panels form a dynamic façade with a contrasting aluminium profiled crown.

‘Designed to BREEAM excellent, the internal workspaces allow plenty of natural daylight to provide healthy flexible workspaces and cater for an ever-changing office environment. Rooftop terraces on the top floors offer amenity space with commanding views. A co-working/café space on the ground floor has been developed with interior designers Ekho Studio to provide an exciting new destination for the area.’

Fox Lloyd Jones and Knight Frank are marketing the building on behalf of CEG.

Nick Salkeld from Fox Lloyd Jones said: ‘We are beyond excited to have this ground-breaking scheme ready to show occupiers and the delivery work to date has already surpassed our expectations as to what a new generation workspace looks and feels like. Throughout the design process we really majored on the detail around the flexibility and quality of the space, making the most of its unique dual aspect with amazing natural light around the entire floorplate. The finished product will raise the bar as to what constitutes the best new office space in the city in a highly sustainable building and at the heart of an area steeped in history and character.’

Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at global property consultancy Knight Frank in Leeds, said: ‘We are on course to deliver next generation workspace, combining great design, strong ESG credentials and new technology. With great interest from existing Leeds businesses, as well as inward investing firms, its clear Globe Point will provide space that will appeal to staff and help to attract skills and talent in today’s competitive environment, as well as meeting a businesses’ sustainability targets.’

BAM has also been appointed to deliver CEG’s 200,000 sq ft EQ development in the heart of Bristol’s city centre. The striking glass building is located close to Bristol Temple Meads Station and is the largest speculative office development underway in the South of England.