For BDO the new office space provides additional room to house its growing regional presence, with more than 150 staff transferring to the new location. The new location offers a range of additional benefits, including an open plan working environment and a technologically focused built environment to encourage collaborative and flexible working. Across the UK BDO operates in 18 offices, employing 3,500 people.
Commenting on the move, Partner and Head of BDO in Leeds, Terry Jones, says, “We were looking for a space that would give us room for growth and placed us at the centre of the Leeds business district. We’re committed to the region, which is thriving, and the active role Yorkshire plays within the North. Our teams work together for clients across streams and sectors; the new office will give us more leading edge technology, flexibility with our layout and greater collaborative working space to facilitate this.”
Regarding the development, and BDO’s new lease, developer M&G Real Estate’s Asset Manager Sam Jones says, “Central Square has delivered much-needed office space to satisfy demand for high quality, well located accommodation in the heart of the business district of Leeds. This deal with BDO is the latest in a run of new lettings that is helping to affirm Central Square as the new heart of the business community in Leeds City Centre.”