Leeds is about to become home to another delicious slice of Italy, as Pizza Pilgrims, the renowned pizzeria, makes its way to the city. Property investors Karrev and Kinrise have recently inked a new lease agreement that will bring the popular pizzeria to Ambler House, located at 2-3 Trevelyan Square, adding a delectable touch to this emerging culinary hub in Leeds.
This exciting move marks Pizza Pilgrims’ fifth restaurant venture outside of London, highlighting their commitment to sharing their Neapolitan pizza experience with a broader UK audience. The pizzeria’s brand-new 15-year lease will encompass a spacious 2,379 sq.ft. area, spanning both the ground and basement floors, with seating for up to 88 guests. Pizza lovers won’t have to wait long to enjoy their favourite slices, as the restaurant is set to open its doors to the public on November 14th.
Ambler House, part of Karrev & Kinrise’s extensive 73,500 sq.ft. portfolio across Trevelyan Square, is poised to play a vital role in community development. This commitment is further underscored by the recent lease of 1 Trevelyan Square to Leeds Trinity University, making it accessible to students starting in the 2024/25 academic year. Their dedication extends to the enhancement of 3.5 acres of the city centre, including the beautification of the public square for the enjoyment of tenants and visitors.
Kinrise Co-Founder, George Aberdeen, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to welcome a new Food & Beverage operator to Ambler House, which will be a fantastic addition to Trevelyan Square and the city. Our focus on fostering community is at the core of all our buildings, and this curated selection of independent F&B operators provides new spaces for local businesses, students, and visitors to connect and unwind.”
Thom Elliot, Founder of Pizza Pilgrims, shared his excitement about the venture, saying, “We are thrilled to be coming to the vibrant city of Leeds. We have a history with this city, from our time at university to recent years spent searching for the perfect location to continue our pizza pilgrimage. We’ve been looking for an opportunity to collaborate with Kinrise for a while, and this site by Trevelyan Square is an excellent choice for our delightful take on Neapolitan pizza. We’re eagerly anticipating the square’s redevelopment and the fun summer pop-up events once the sun comes out!”
Ambler House stands as an architectural gem. With its Grade II listed façade, the building houses newly refurbished, high-specification office spaces, spanning 19,890 sq.ft. Utilizing 100% green energy, Ambler House provides CAT A studios starting at 1,396 sq.ft. and CAT B studios starting at 936 sq.ft. across four floors. The office building is set to open in November 2023, offering flexible spaces that cater to the needs of teams of various sizes.
Leeds is undoubtedly in for a culinary delight as Pizza Pilgrims, with its dedication to authentic Neapolitan pizza, becomes a part of Ambler House. The restaurant’s joyful approach to pizza and the transformative vision of Karrev and Kinrise promise to breathe new life into Trevelyan Square and the city, offering a vibrant and dynamic space for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars for November 14th, when you can savour the taste of Italy right in the heart of Leeds.