Flexible workspace operator Clockwise has launched its newest workspace in the heart of Leeds, expanding its presence in the north of England.
As Clockwise’s seventh space, the opening marks another step in the business’ steep growth – it is set to double its portfolio this year with new sites reaching over half a million sq. ft of workspace spanning the breadth of the UK from Edinburgh to London.
Opening in phases over the coming year, it is set to span six floors and 44,000sq. ft in total, and will include dedicated office space, private desks and meeting rooms alongside breakout areas, club lounges, and roof terraces. Members will also have access to onsite artisan café Two Hands which provides a functional, flexible space for businesses to collaborate and thrive.
Situated in Yorkshire House on Greek Street and less than 10 minutes from Leeds bus and train stations, Clockwise Leeds benefits from great connections to the city centre and across the wider region.
Originally built in 1937, the building has been sensitively renovated by architect MoreySmith to reflect its Modernist architectural history. The space has been designed to create the best working environment for members, with features such as high ceilings, open spaces and natural daylight throughout incorporated to increase productivity.
The space has been designed to reflect the changing nature of work, with flexible leases and technology enabling seamless communication between those at home or in office spaces, including the Clockwise app and in-house A/V.
Alexandra Brunner, Chief Operating Officer at Clockwise, said:
“Leeds is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses so it was a natural decision for us to have a presence there at such an exciting time – the city has been a central part of our growth strategy and we’re excited to open the doors to our new space.
“The collective experience of working from home over the last year has highlighted the need for more flexible working practices post-pandemic, but businesses still need central spaces that allow for productivity, collaboration and employee wellbeing all in equal measure.
“We design each Clockwise site with these characteristics in mind, while adopting a localised approach that reflects the personality of each city and best supports the area’s businesses. At Clockwise Leeds, we are committed to providing the business community with a space where they can feel at home, as well as a place to complete their best work and achieve their full potential.
“We are also dedicated to developing businesses and individuals, and Clockwise Leeds will provide tools for personal and professional growth, from networking opportunities through to spaces to host dedicated events.”
The safety of tenants in Clockwise Leeds and beyond remains a priority, with all buildings being Covid-19 secure, having reconfigured the space to promote social distancing, increased already high hyenine standards and treated all surfaces in public areas with specialist long-life chemical, Zonitise, that kills harmful bacteria on contact.