The erection of steelwork has begun at an office complex in Thorpe Park Leeds. The £52 million, 133,118 sq ft building, has been pre-let to credit management company, Lowell.
Scarborough Group International (SGI) expects to complete the headquarters by September 2022, bringing around 1,500 people to work at Thorpe Park Leeds.
The park is already home to more than 100 businesses employing around 5,500 people.
GMI Construction is the main contractor for the building which extends over seven floors with two levels of underground podium parking.
The pre-let to Lowell represents the largest single out of town office deal ever recorded in West Yorkshire.
Adam Varley, Head of Commercial at SGI, said: “We are delighted to see the progress with the new building as GMI continues to deliver on schedule despite the various challenges the pandemic has created, which recently includes sourcing materials.
"With considerable groundworks now completed we can now look forward to seeing the structure materialise at a rapid pace creating a new landmark as you approach Thorpe Park Leeds from the M1. We are working in close collaboration with Lowell to make sure we deliver a culturally fitting and inspiring new workplace that is also adaptable for the business’s future needs.
“Alongside the office building we are about to embark on an associated multi storey car park to support the new phases of offices development at Thorpe Park Leeds. This incorporates electric car charging and bicycle storage provisions to encourage more sustainable travel.”