These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:
The Leeds CBD is divided into a number of different industry-specific sections. The Civic Quarter is populated largely by law firms, due to its proximity to the Leeds Magistrates and Crown Courts. The Shopping Quarter contains large retail centres, international chains and independent shops. Within the Financial Quarter, banking institutions such as The Bank of England, Aviva, Zurich Financial Services, Leeds Building Society, and Lloyds TSB have established their regional offices. Park Square — one of the only green leisure spaces within the city centre — is also in the Financial Quarter. Finally, the Skyscraper Quarter is the location of many of the city’s high rise developments, including Bridgewater Place, currently the tallest building in Leeds. Overall, due to its transport links, amenities and big name tenants, the central area is the ideal place in which to set up business. The CBD has the premium prices, but the advantages of this postcode more than make up for it.
Situated around four miles west of the city centre, Pudsey is a suburb on the outskirts of Leeds served by numerous bus routes, the New Pudsey railway station and various motorway networks including Leeds Ring Road for easy transport access. Pudsey offers a more relaxed atmosphere than the CBD, with several green spaces, pubs and a farmer’s market. Office space here is also more cost-effective, and parking is freely available. The Grangefield Industrial Estate is one of the main business parks in the area, and offers a mix of commercial, industrial, and office space.
Beeston is another suburb around two miles south of the city centre. It's served by the M621 and M62 motorways, as well as a number of bus routes. The area also contains an extensive selection of restaurants, leisure facilities and retail outlets. Office space is available in refurbished buildings, modern developments, and the Leeds City West Business Park, which offers a combination of industrial and commercial premises. The area is also home to Leeds United Football Club and the White Rose Shopping Centre.
For more information on the current state of the UK serviced office market check out our UK Flexible Workspace Review 2016.