MEPC’s 7&8 Wellington Place has been named as the location of a brand new Government Hub in Leeds.
7&8 Wellington Place comprises 378,000 sq ft of Grade A office space over eight storeys with 182 car parking spaces. The building will achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
G&T is providing Cost Management and Employer’s Agent services to MEPC, working through the design stages from initial feasibility through extensive price negotiation to agree a contract sum with Wates Construction. This service then continues through the Construction phase.
HMRC, working with the Cabinet Office, will take the office space on a 25 year lease and the deal with see 6,000 civil servants working in the state of the art new city centre premises in 2020. NHS Digital will also relocate to Wellington Place.
"G&T is delighted to be supporting MEPC in delivering the new Leeds Government Hub."
G&T partner, Matthew Mills
G&T partner Matthew Mills commented,
“G&T is delighted to be supporting MEPC in delivering the new Leeds Government Hub. This landmark building brings a significant investment to the city and we are proud to have been given this opportunity to continue our relationship with MEPC on this development.”
"G&T was exhaustive in understanding and examining the detail and MEPC is extremely satisfied with the outcome secured."
Head of Development at MEPC, Paul Pavia
Paul Pavia, Head of Development at MEPC said,
“G&T’s commitment, expertise and support throughout the bidding process and negotiations were vital in securing this prestigious pre-let. Throughout the negotiations with the contractor, G&T was exhaustive in understanding and examining the detail and MEPC is extremely satisfied with the outcome secured.”
Government Hubs will transform central government’s offices by accommodating many different departments in shared buildings in London and the regions, acting as a catalyst for regional growth and ensuring the delivery of the best quality services to the public. The Hubs will be modern, sustainable buildings, supported by smart technology and shared services.
The Wellington Place development is one of the largest and most prestigious new city centre business quarters in Europe, comprising over 1.5 million sq ft of commercial, retail, leisure and residential accommodation.