Work completed to renovate 46 Park Place - one of Leeds's oldest office buildings

Work to renovate one of Leeds's oldest office buildings has been completed.

Wizu Workspace has completed renovations on the landmark Grade II listed building, 46 Park Place in Leeds, which has a long, rich history of commerce in the city.

The historic building, known for its distinct dome banding and gothic revival arches, was once home to Sovereign Chambers, one of the largest barristers on the North Eastern circuit, with a legacy that dates back to the 1920s

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It’s founder, Alter Max Hurwitz, chose to defy norms and set up his own chambers, after he was unable to secure a tenancy due to the discrimination that surrounded minorities and women at that time.

46 Park Place

By the 1970’s Hurwitz had created a diverse team of 12 which included Louise Godfrey - the first woman to lead the North Eastern Circuit and to be appointed ‘Recorder’ in Leeds - and was one of the first in the region to welcome a person of colour as a member.

The majority of members were also state-educated northerners - which was a fry cry from the stereotypical public image of a barrister at the time.

Tom Almas, Founder and Director at Wizu Workspace, said: “We’re thrilled to continue the progressive and forward thinking tradition of Park Place with our brand new luxury workspace in Leeds.”

“It's been a year in the making, but our beautiful workspace is unlike any of our other 2 locations in Leeds, with show-stopping meeting rooms and unique boutique-style interiors. We can’t wait to welcome Leeds’ finest go-getters through the doors in what will be another thriving workspace in a premium part of central Leeds.”

Work has completed on the renovations.