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Leeds

First Locate expands at its ‘First Location’ - Town Centre House in Leeds


Leeds, 4th January 2011 - Town Centre House in Leeds is fast approaching being fully let following completion of the latest leasing deal. Town Centre Securities PLC’s’ existing tenant, First Locate, who moved into the landmark building at the start of 2010 has taken an additional 2,000 sq ft office wing on the first floor in a deal which means they now occupy almost 6,600 sq ft of space.  First Locate has signed an additional nine year lease to run concurrent with their first lease.

Helen Beckett from Town Centre Securities said: “Town Centre House is First Locate’s headquarters and principal operational site.  We are delighted to have been able to continue to help their growth plans as they expand their business.  I believe Town Centre House’s success is down to a combination of top quality “green” accommodation coupled with flexibility, great value and convenient location.”

Darren Guest, Managing Director of First Locate, added: “First Locate has been established for over ten years and our move to Town Centre House has enabled us to expand our business.  We specialize in providing revenue, customer and payment processing services to the utility sectors. The move to Town Centre House enabled us to expand our customer base with new media and telephony clients.  The latest premises expansion will enable further growth in our call centre services.  Here we use the latest digital software to provide a real time, efficient service to our clients.”

Tom Brammeld from Jones Lang LaSalle, joint leasing agents on Town Centre House, concluded: “Increasing volumes of enquiries for office space in the sub 5,000 sq ft size bracket shows that as the country climbs out of recession there is a degree of business confidence returning along with a clear demand for quality space on flexible terms.  With one remaining suite available in this BREEAM Excellent rated building we anticipate further leasing activity imminently.”

Town Centre House offers over 40,000 sq ft of high quality offices over six storeys and was the first refurbished office building in the city centre to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, illustrating Town Centre Securities’ commitment to delivering a sustainable business environment.  Existing tenants in the building include Town Centre Securities PLC, Hoare Lea, Gleeds & Thomson Directories.

Joint leasing agents are Jones Lang LaSalle and Sanderson Weatherall.