Leeds Building Society completes move of headquarters
Leeds Building Society has completed its move to a new headquarters in the city center.
The mutual has moved to premises on Sovereign Street after more than 80 years in its prominent location at the junction of Albion Street with The Headrow.
His new home is located about a mile from where the mutual was founded in Holbeck in 1875.
The newly refurbished offices are located beside the River Aire in the South Bank district of Leeds, a hotbed for future regeneration and sustainability in the city center.
Under normal conditions, the building can comfortably accommodate nearly 1,000 colleagues who were in the three former Company offices nearby. The majority of these employees have worked from home since the start of the pandemic and will continue to do so until public health restrictions ease.
Richard Fearon, Managing Director of the Leeds Building Society, said: “It has always been important for the building to offer great flexibility to adapt to new and evolving ways of working, to help us sustain our headquarters. social for many decades to come.
“The pandemic has already put this flexibility to the test, even as floor layouts were being planned and designed, and our relocation project team responded with creative and practical solutions to overcome each challenge.
“While the closures and social distancing resulted in changes to the move-in process and timelines, this major investment in the future of the Company and in Leeds city center was delivered on time and on schedule. budget limits and will reduce our environmental impact as it also enables more efficient working methods. “
Sue Blanche, Development Director of GRAHAM’s Interior Design Division, added: “The completion of the 26 Sovereign Street retrofit program marks the start of a new era for Leeds Building Society, and we are proud that our large dismantling and renovation project provided an innovative, sustainable and modern office environment capable of meeting the immediate demands presented by Covid-19 while adapting to future growth plans. “