Global gaming giant; Sky Betting and Gaming, has pre-let a new office in Leeds to house the company’s expanding workforce.
The company’s new office space will be a full 7 floors in Leeds-based Wellington Place. The space will house 1,300 employees and will have 22,000 sq ft retail and leisure space including potential for a rooftop terrace.
In 2010 the company relocated 200 of its employees to its Leeds location, currently the offices are located in Number 2 and 6 Wellington Place.
In a deal worth £3.4bn, the Leeds-headquartered business was sold to The Stars Group last year.
Now The Stars Group have pre-let 134,000 sq. ft. of office space at 4 Wellington Place meaning the headquarters will remain at Wellington Place but conveniently the entire workforce will be under one roof. Building work for the new offices has been underway since October 2018.
Becs Cubbon, chief people officer at The Stars Group, commented: “When it came to sourcing an office space to bring us all under one roof, it was absolutely the right choice for us to remain at Wellington Place.
“With ambitious growth plans and an exciting recruitment programme, we not only needed somewhere to house all our existing teams, but somewhere to give us the space to grow.
“As one of the city’s biggest employers, we’re excited to continue to invest in Leeds and its workforce.”
Karen Tyrrell, managing director of people and culture at Sky Betting & Gaming, commented: “Today, SBG has over 1,300 people, spread over two separate buildings and six floors in Leeds. Our new offices at 4 Wellington Place will see one team working together in a specially designed modern building with fantastic community aspects on offer to our employees, including bee keeping, free fitness sessions and wellbeing initiatives.”
The development of Wellington Place by MEPC has been a high profile and incredibly successful commercial property development for Leeds.
Recently announced are plan for a Number 12 Wellington Place, with work expected to begin by the end of 2019. The building is currently available for pre-let and is set to provide 146,000 sq. ft of stunning office accommodation, including up to 11,000 sq. ft of ground floor retail and leisure space. It is expected that within the year an updated masterplan outlining plans for phase two of the development will be unveiled.
Paul Pavia, Head of Development, MEPC, said: “Sky Betting & Gaming made Wellington Place its home back in 2010, and we’re thrilled to have seen its continued success and expansion as the development has grown.
“It’s apt that the company’s next chapter comes at a milestone moment in time for us at Wellington Place, as we embark on the start of the next phase of the development with the imminent ground breaking of 12 Wellington Place.
“We’d like to thank The Stars Group and Sky Betting & Gaming for helping to make the Wellington Place community what it is and we’re looking forward to seeing them settle into their new home in two years’ time.”