English Cities Fund appoints Jones Lang LaSalle
Jan 4 2011 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PROPERTY agencies Jones Lang LaSalle and King Sturge have been appointed joint leasing agents to oversee office units at a £140m development in West Yorkshire.
Both agencies will handle the 48,000sq ft of new Grade A office space at Merchant Gate in Wakefield on behalf of English Cities Fund.
The landmark scheme is sited in the heart of the city and next to Westgate train station, which connects Wakefield to London in just over two hours and to Leeds in less than 20 minutes.
The office units at Merchant Gate are located across three buildings at 1 and 2 Burgage Square and Emerald House. They are situated next to impressive public space which will boast shops, cafes and restaurants, while a new multi-storey car park has been built adjacent to the station.
Jeff Pearey, Jones Lang LaSalle in Leeds, said: “Merchant Gate comprises three brand new buildings which make up an impressive new business district and comprise some of the best offices currently available in Wakefield.
“We are looking forward to working with ECf and King Sturge to extend the welcome to new occupiers into this exciting, vibrant scheme.”
Emma Cordingley, development director at English Cities Fund, said: “Having recently completed phase one, Merchant Gate is gaining great momentum, with several commercial enquiries coming through from national companies and local businesses such as cafes, restaurants and small independent retailers.
“Despite the economic climate, this landmark scheme is spearheading Wakefield’s current major urban regeneration programme.”