CEG Attracts Specialist Computer Centres as Fifth Tenant to Globe Point Development

In a remarkable streak of success, CEG, the renowned property developer, has secured its fifth tenant for the coveted Globe Point development within a matter of weeks. Specialist Computer Centres (SCC), a subsidiary of the global Rigby Group led by Sir Peter Rigby, will soon take up residence in the distinctive flat iron design building.

Having made the decision to relocate from Wellington Place, SCC was drawn to Globe Point due to its impressive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials, prime location, and striking design. Liam O’Keeffe, Rigby Group’s Asset Manager, explained that SCC has made substantial investments in its real estate portfolio in recent years, including the refurbishment of its Global Headquarters in Birmingham, the relocation of its London City office, and the establishment of a new office in Bracknell. The move to Globe Point in Leeds represents another significant commitment by SCC, building upon the company’s ongoing success and the growth of its commercial business in the Northwest.

O’Keeffe further emphasized the transformation of Leeds’ South Bank area in recent years, noting that the Globe Point development, which is part of the broader Temple Masterplan, boasts exceptional environmental credentials, contemporary design, and is conveniently located just minutes away from Leeds Train Station. He expressed his enthusiasm for SCC’s latest progressive acquisition, adding to the company’s expanding portfolio.

SCC now joins a roster of esteemed tenants at Globe Point, including global legal practice Reed Smith, brand design agency Robot Foods, marketing and data science company Jaywing, and Butlers, the operator of a popular 65-cover ground floor café bar. As a result, only 17,434 square feet of space remains available at the seven-storey office development, which spans 40,430 square feet. The available space can be leased either as an entire floor ranging from 4,477 to 6,479 square feet or as individual suites starting from 2,000 square feet. Once fully occupied, Globe Point will accommodate over 800 professionals.

Leading property agencies Knight Frank and Fox Lloyd Jones are responsible for marketing the building on behalf of CEG. Eamon Fox, partner and head of office agency at Knight Frank in Leeds, was instrumental in finalizing the deal with SCC. He praised the appeal of Globe Point, describing it as a flight to quality for tenants due to its focused design, innovative features, dominant aesthetic, genuine expression, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to environmental sustainability. Fox emphasized that the high-specification offices at Globe Point have attracted a diverse range of occupiers, from global legal firms to pan-European technology enterprises.

Globe Point sets a new standard for workspaces, boasting a design that maximizes natural daylight to create healthy and flexible environments. The development has been designed to meet the stringent BREEAM Excellent standards.

Olivia McDowell, investment manager at CEG, expressed her delight at SCC’s decision to join the thriving business community at Globe Point. She highlighted the location’s appeal, as well as the quality and design of the space, particularly for a company like SCC, which serves a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. McDowell described Globe Point as a resounding success, setting a new benchmark for the Temple district.

Globe Point represents the first completed development by CEG in the Temple district of Leeds. In addition to the refurbishment of Draper’s Yard, CEG has also welcomed popular establishments Chow Down and Slung Low to Temple Arches and Water Lane, injecting further vibrancy into the bustling Temple area.

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