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DLA Piper is a leading global law firm and has signed a lease to take 83,000 sq ft of prime office space at City Square House in the largest private sector pre-let deal in Leeds in the past 20 years.
Andrew Dyson, Leeds office managing partner at DLA Piper, paid tribute to the development, saying: “Leeds is an integral part of DLA Piper and our move to City Square House reflects our longterm commitment to the city. We currently operate across two sites in Leeds, but with the move we will be able to bring our people under one roof and provide many more opportunities to collaborate.
“The new office will be a state-of-the-art working environment for our great people and a significant asset as we continue to attract the very best talent into the region. This is an exciting opportunity for us to design a sustainable office fit for the way our people and our clients will work together in the future. In the aftermath of the pandemic, this never feels more relevant or important.”
Markel Corporation is a leading SME-focused expert in providing integrated insurance, tax and legal services, has taken 20,000 sq ft on a 15-year lease. Markel UK’s divisional managing director, Neil Galjaard, explained: “We are pleased to take on such a prestigious building in a prime, central location.
The office will be the perfect setting to achieve our growth ambitions and demonstrates our commitment to investing in our current and future workforce. Leeds has an extensive pool of talent, and with a bigger space to grow into, we hope to support the local economy.”