Boultbee Brooks Real Estate acquires St Paul’s House in Leeds

February 2014 London/Hereford – Boultbee Brooks Real Estate is pleased to announce the acquisition of St Paul’s House, Park Square, Leeds for a total consideration of £11.7 million. The 65,321 sq. ft. property is a striking Grade II listed building offering Grade A, institutional quality office space located in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Boultbee Brooks is planning to undertake some refurbishment of the floor’s offices along with engaging with architects to implement new interior design throughout reception and the common parts.

St Paul’s House was designed by Thomas Ambler who was a prominent architect in Leeds at the time who built and designed various buildings in Boar Lane. Built in 1878, St. Paul’s House was originally a warehouse and cloth cutting works for Sir John Barran, a pioneer of the Leeds clothing industry and mayor of the city from 1870-1871. Set to be demolished in the 1970’s, it was saved by public appeal in 1976 and extensively altered and restored into modern offices.

Today, St Paul’s House is a one of Leeds’ best known landmarks because it was built in ornate Moorish – Venetial style with decorative minarets, columns and arches. Work is expected to commence on this property in July 2014 and will be completed by the end of 2014.

Boultbee Brooks Real Estate managing director Clive Boultbee Brooks said:
“Recently voted one of Europe’s top 25 cities for business and the second largest employment centre in the UK outside of London, Leeds is located in the heart of the UK approximately 195 miles north of London , 44 miles north east of Manchester and 120 miles north of Birmingham. It is the principal commercial centre for Yorkshire and the financial and business capital of the north of England. Boultbee Brooks is excited to have attained St Paul’s House in such a highly prominent position on the southern edge of Park Square in the heart of the city’s legal and financial district.”

For more information contact:
Christine Elsasser
Boultbee Brooks Real Estate
+44(0) 20 73498454

Elizabeth Adams
Brunswick Group
+44(0) 20 7404 5959