Northwood News

Ramboll signs new lease at Broad Gate in Leeds

6 October 2017

Ramboll has agreed a new 10-year lease at 1 Broad Gate, Leeds, expanding its footprint by 1,400 sq ft to 5,277 sq ft.

Broad Gate, formerly Lewis’s department store, was re-developed in 2009 to provide a 300,000 sq ft landmark mixed-use development with notable tenants including Yorkshire Building Society, KPMG and Colliers International.

Ramboll is a global design, engineering and management consultancy firm. In 2014 Ramboll acquired environmental and health consultancy Environ, which has been based at Northwood Regional UK, 1 Broad Gate office development since 2012. The company has expanded its premises at Broad Gate in order to accommodate all employees in Leeds and allow for future growth.

Colliers International advised Ramboll on the lease. Roddy Morrison, director in Colliers' national offices team, in Leeds, said:
“Ramboll’s commitment to Broad Gate is testament to the excellent office accommodation and extensive doorstep amenities the building offers occupiers. We are also very pleased to announce that the opportunity to occupy between 12,305 and 25,389 sq ft on the fifth floor has recently arisen. This is a fantastic opportunity to occupy one of the largest floor plates available within Leeds city centre.”

Phil Studds, Director in Ramboll’s Leeds office said:
“I am delighted that we now provide both Engineering and Environment and Health consultancy services under one roof. This had already generated multidisciplinary opportunities which is very pleasing to see at these early stages.”

Iain Taylor of Northwood Regional UK, concluded:
“We are delighted to have facilitated the expansion of Ramboll at Broad Gate. Through our continuous investment and hands on management approach we have created a thriving professional environment within this flagship building. Recent improvements to our cycle facilities and reception have only bolstered the tenant offering at Broad Gate.