Largest office leasing deal in Leeds so far this year announced at No 1 Whitehall Riverside

IT and business services provider, FDM Group (‘FDM’), has agreed to take 17,159 sq ft of space at No1 Whitehall Riverside in the largest office letting to conclude in Leeds so far this year.

FDM has signed a ten year lease on the entire fifth floor at a rental of £26.00 per sq ft.

David Hidderley of landlord NFU Mutual welcomes FDM to No1 Whitehall Riverside on the back of the letting to Handelsbanken and who took occupation last month.

Sheila Flavell, COO at FDM commented: “No 1 Whitehall Riverside is ideal for our needs; it is a high profile building with a lot of space, enabling FDM to expand the business in Leeds in order to continue servicing our very established and growing client base in the area.”

Richard Thornton, from joint agents JLL who advised the landlord, added: “No1 Whitehall Riverside provides the largest floor plates immediately available in Leeds which, along with the recent £150K refurbishment of the office entrance, is reaping dividends.  This iconic building offers prime Grade A space and, at a time of diminished city centre office stock, has capitalised on occupier’s ‘flight to quality’.”

Eamon Fox of joint agent Knight Frank concluded “There is only 9,000 sq ft available to let in the building and with the interest we have fully endorses NFU’s investment in the building.”