Trio of deals signed off at office and retail complex

The Business Desk
Miran Rahman

A hat-trick of deals has been completed at The Bourse, an office and retail complex in Leeds city centre.

IT healthcare services provider Synanetics, E-commerce and marketing agency Ayko and dental practice Smmmile have all taken space in Equity House, one of the three self-contained buildings which comprise the 50,000 sq ft Bourse.

Synanetics has taken 966 sq ft of office on a five-year lease; Ayko have taken 1,476 sq ft, also on a five-year lease; while Smmmile is occupying 2,360 sq ft on a ten-year lease.

The Bourse, in Boar Lane, features 50,000 sq ft of space over three buildings, overlooking a central courtyard. It has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and each of the buildings – Equity House, Sterling House and Bond House – has its own designated entrance with a multi-storey car park to the rear.

Victoria Harris, senior surveyor with Knight Frank in Leeds, who advised landlords Paloma Capital on the Synanetics and Ayko deals, said: “We are pleased companies of the calibre and reputation of Synanetics and Ayko, together with Smmmile, have taken quality space at the Bourse. These three deals underline the Bourse’s reputation as one of the finest office buildings in central Leeds.”

“Meanwhile there is another deal currently with lawyers, which will see Bond House fully let. As a result of this, Sterling House’s 2,701 sq ft ground floor will be comprehensively refurbished.

“The extensive renovation works have transformed The Bourse into a welcoming and attractive environment.”

James Hyett, CEO of Ayko, added: “The location of the Bourse is perfect for commuting, surrounded by options to park and a stone’s throw from the railway station.

“The building’s appearance aligns to the image we wish to project as an established agency in the city centre, it’s equally welcoming for our SME clients, multi and international alike.”

The joint marketing agents with Knight Frank for the Bourse are Carter Towler.

Carter Towler director, Clem McDowell, said: “To have secured lettings so promptly on these three office suites is quite remarkable. It is testament to the quality of the extensive refurbishment scheme and the excellent lease deals offered.”