Weetwood Services switches to revamped Well site
AN ENVIRONMENTAL consultants has expanded into Joseph’s Well, which has undergone a major refurbishment to create office space in central Leeds.
Weetwood Services has relocated from St Paul’s Street, taking 1,052 sq ft of office space at Joseph’s Well.
The transformation of the 156,000 sq ft five-storey building in Westgate, which was originally built for Leeds clothing magnate and MP Sir John Barran, has been undertaken by Leeds-based property company J Pullan & Sons.
Weetwood Services is one of two new occupiers at Joseph’s Well, with construction company the Torsion Group taking an 886 sq ft office suite.
Meanwhile, Curvature Services has expanded within the building, almost doubling its space with a new 1,023 sq ft office.
Kevin Tilford, managing director at Weetwood, said: “We have moved in order to provide a better environment for our staff and to strengthen our brand in Leeds. We considered a number of locations before settling on Joseph’s Well.
“The key things that swung it were proximity to the city centre, onsite parking, the presence of super-fast fibre broadband within the building and the ability to have a suite customised as part of a comprehensive refurbishment.
“The building also provides a safe and secure environment with 24/7 access which is obviously a key consideration.”
Weetwood is an independent consultancy firm specialising in flood risk, drainage and utilities.
Core services include undertaking flood risk assessments and designing drainage systems to accompany planning applications, and through the project life cycle to construction.
Joseph’s Well is located within Leeds city centre beside the Inner Ring Road.
Bruce Strachan, property director of Pullan’s, said: “There is currently 14,500 sq ft of quality office space available in the building in a range of suite sizes from 180 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft.”
Sir John Barran pioneered the Leeds ready-made clothing industry in the 1850s.