Client: Platform
Project value: £1,250,000
Project size: 25,000+ sq ft


The challenge

The historical City House next to Leeds train station had sat empty for many years. After a competitive pitch, Bruntwood appointed us to design a new scheme for the building.

Bruntwood wanted to adapt the property to suit modern businesses and create a platform that would enable ambitious entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses to thrive.


What we did

Our brief was to design a tech-savvy, mezzanine-level business lounge and co-working space, plus meeting rooms, breakout spaces and smaller suites for tenants on the first and second floors.

We believe that in designing a co-working environment it’s more important than ever to really understand potential users and their needs. And with a strategic approach to design, we start all projects from an evidential perspective. So, although we know this marketplace well, we drew from research and experience gained beyond the North, and even the UK, to ensure a relevant, future-proof design.

It was clear that from start-ups to established brands, all businesses need similar things from a cohesive modern workspace. Primarily, they need a place to base themselves, a work address, somewhere to host client meetings and somewhere to concentrate. They also value access to presentation technologies, a professional environment to network in and a social environment that fosters interaction and collaboration.

Our design reflects all these needs and offers users flexibility, co-working and privacy – all in one place.



Our designs were executed by the contractor team to create a truly inspiring, desirable and collaborative place to work.

Once the project started on site, Bruntwood appointed us to fit out the third floor, which houses a new tech hub for Leeds, the fourth floor and part of the fifth floor.