Sky Bet pays off for Wellington Place

Sky Bet pays off for Wellington Place

Sky Betting & Gaming has confirmed it will acquire an additional two floors at 6 Wellington Place, meaning the 104,000 sq ft building has now hit full capacity.

Wellington Place is a landmark development located in the centre of Leeds just minutes from the train station and city centre and has been funded by a joint venture between Hermes Investment Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

The expansion of Sky Betting & Gaming, which is sparking a major recruitment drive to become the ‘leading digital employer in the UK’, demonstrates the strength of the region’s burgeoning digital economy.

Richard Flint, chief executive of Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “Thanks to our continued revenue growth and significant increase in headcount we have outgrown our current office space. It is great to be able to expand into a state of the art development so close to our existing headquarters.

“Our ambition is to be the best digital business in the UK and that means investing in our people and our facilities so we’re delighted to be taking two floors in the new building. We’re looking forward to moving in during the summer.”

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP), added: “This latest announcement from Wellington Place shows how demand for space within Leeds and the wider City Region is at a post-recession high.

“These lettings show why the recent Deloitte Crane Survey 2016, identified that office construction was at its highest since 2007, and demand still high, thanks to the drive for north shoring businesses.

“I’m also encouraged not only by the speed with which 6 Wellington Place has been fully let; but by the fact that part of this is as a result of indigenous business growth for a number of the developments existing tenants.

“I feel that the growth of these firms emphasise how we, as a City Region are moving in an increasingly positive direction to deliver upon our economic potential, and importantly help to rebalance the UK economy.”