Former Pizza Express in Leeds to be turned into co-working space

A former Pizza Express restaurant is to be turned into a new co-working space.

Park House in Leeds
Park House in Leeds

The 4,000 sq ft unit forms part of Park House in Leeds. Following Pizza Express’s departure, the building owner decided to expand Spacemade’s co-working space at Park House. It already operates a 16,000 sq ft workspace in the building.

The ground floor space is expected to open in July 2021.

La Bottega Milanese will be opening a coffee shop, which will also be open to the public, within the building.

Jonathan Rosenblatt, co-founder at Spacemade, said: “Non-essential retail and hospitality have suffered particularly hard during covid-19. Rather than letting disused sites become blank spaces in our cities and towns, many landlords are looking at change of use and bringing these spaces back to life with co-working. This is a trend that will come through increasingly in the next 12 months.”