The Mabgate Mills business community in Leeds is expanding with an additional two new lettings secured jointly by Carter Towler and Atkinson Associates. The fully refurbished 55,000 sq ft former textile mill is now home to over 30 businesses.
Commenting on the latest deal, Carter Towler Graduate Surveyor Harriet Lawson said:
“It’s fantastic to see the mills flourishing, not just with new tenants but with existing ones growing. Manchester-based food photography studio Eat & Breathe, has just agreed a 5 year lease on 3,922 sq ft on the first floor of Mill 1 to open their second studio – a specialist food photography, video and unique food presentation facility. Data consultancy The Data Shed has taken an additional 4,121 sq ft on the fourth floor.”
“Eat & Breathe wanted a unique space in Leeds that provided them with the opportunity to incorporate purpose-built food and drink facilities, whilst having an airy space for photography. We’re delighted that they have chosen Mabgate Mills. The facilities available are proving to be very popular with businesses of all sizes particularly those involved in the creative and IT sectors. It’s not just because of how well the mill buildings have been revamped and the flexible tenancy packages but also because of the locality. All the new developments and amenities springing up are having a very positive impact – there really is a buzz about this southern part of the city centre!”
Siobhan Riley of joint agents Atkinson Associates added:
“It is great to see the significant speculative investment in Mabgate Mills bearing fruit. It is so satisfying to witness the regeneration of a once tired mill complex”.
Phil Marshall, the Managing Director at Eat & Breathe concluded:
“Leeds is the perfect location for us to span the North across the two studios and having a thriving on-trade creates more opportunities. It is central to the Northern corridor of the M62 which provides a location that is easily accessible for all our clients. We’re looking forward to opening the studio in Spring 2019 and providing a unique space for our clients to create, plan and innovate”.