BDO set to move to Central Square in Leeds in 2017

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO, which employs nearly 150 people in Yorkshire, has announced that it will move its Leeds office in Spring 2017.

The Central Square scheme in Leeds
The Central Square scheme in Leeds

The firm has taken a lease on 12,750 sq ft on the sixth floor of Central Square on Wellington Street, after 10 years at Bridgewater Place.

Commenting on the move, partner and head of BDO in Leeds, Terry Jones said: “We were looking for a space that would give us room for growth and placed us at the centre of the Leeds business district. We’re committed to the region, which is thriving, and the active role Yorkshire plays within the North.

“Remaining within a few minutes walk of the station was a priority for us, but we’re also mindful that the world of work is changing and digital connectivity for the team, clients and colleagues in the wider BDO network is essential.

“Our teams work together for clients across streams and sectors; the new office will give us more leading edge technology, flexibility with our layout, and greater collaborative working space to facilitate this.”

Central Square is owned by M&G Real Estate. It was developed in partnership with Marrico Asset management

Sam Jones, Asset Manager at M&G Real Estate said: “Central Square has delivered much-needed office space to satisfy demand for high quality, well located accommodation in the heart of the business district of Leeds.

“This deal with BDO is the latest in a run of new lettings that is helping to affirm Central Square as the new heart of the business community in Leeds City Centre.”

Fox Lloyd Jones acted as agent in connection with the move. Legal advice was provided to BDO by Nick Cannon at Walker Morris, while Jim Speed at DWF acted for the developer.