A CGI of Leeds Tech Hub
A new £2m technology hub is set to open in Leeds later this year, delivering a major boost for the city region’s fast-growing sector.
The hub is set to be delivered by Bruntwood, the largest regional property developer and operator in the UK, which has secured £2m in funding from Leeds City Council.
The hub, which will be operated in close partnership with the city council and organisations across the full spectrum of the city's digital community, will support more than 1,000 new jobs over the lifetime of the project.
Chris Oglesby, chief executive of Bruntwood, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to be Leeds City Council’s partner to deliver this exciting and strategically important new Tech Hub for the city region.
“Leeds has a vibrant and fast-growing digital economy, which will be enhanced by the Tech Hub, offering a truly supportive environment for digital entrepreneurs to thrive by accessing high quality business growth support and an extensive network of funding partners.
“We have a long-term commitment to Leeds, which is one of the cities driving the Northern Powerhouse economy forward. The fact that we will also be operating the Manchester Tech Hub this year means that we can drive meaningful connectivity and valuable collaborations between these two Northern tech clusters for mutual benefit.”
The Tech Hub will provide an incubation environment of fully fitted-out space with 1 GigaByte connectivity available.
Facilities will include an independent cafe-bar, event, demonstration and meeting spaces to support an extensive events programme and a variety of flexible workspaces combining hot desking, co-working and studio suites.
The Tech Hub will also have access to a roof garden and terrace with stunning views of the city and surrounding areas, providing a unique event space.
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