A PROMINENT city centre building is set for a facelift.
JF Finnegan has bought the Elizabeth House office building on Queen Street, Leeds, to transform it into a new head office for law firm Clarion.
The Sheffield-based developer has acquired the vacant 25,000sq ft building from Valad Property Group, acting on behalf of the Osprey managed fund, for an undisclosed sum. It will now be refurbished to provide high quality, contemporary office accommodation.
Clarion plans to move its 100-strong team from its existing 10,000sq ft Leeds office on Oxford Place into 15,000sq ft of office space next April.
As well as refurbishing the interior, there are plans to modernise the exterior of the building.
The upgrade will include creating a dedicated entrance for Clarion leading to its own reception area and three floors of office space.
John Flathers and James Knowles, of Irwin Mitchell in Leeds, represented JF Finnegan in both acquisition of the building and the 15-year lease to Clarion.
SNR Denton UK LLP acted for Valad in the sale and Clarion was represented by property partner James Lawson in the lease deal.