ISG has negotiated its latest project with leading global professional services firm, KPMG, commencing a £multi-million project to fit out the firm’s new office in Leeds. The scheme is the continuation of a successful relationship, which last year saw ISG conclude the fit out of KPMG’s new office in Manchester and in 2011 resulted in a prestigious BCO Best Corporate Workplace award for ISG’s delivery of the firm’s headquarters in London’s Canary Wharf.
Occupying the entire One Sovereign Square office building in Leeds city centre, ISG will deliver high-specification accommodation across four floors – totalling around 60,000 sq ft of space. The landmark new building is part of the wider regeneration of the Sovereign Street area of the city.
Targeting an Excellent BREEAM environmental performance rating, the office fit out includes an efficient chilled beam cooling system, state-of-the-art LED lighting throughout and an advanced building management system.
At ground floor level, ISG will create an impressive reception area and café, a flexible presentation space and training facility. The majority open plan office accommodation across the first and second floors provides high-quality, flexible working space for staff. The third floor hosts front of house areas for clients, with a high-end reception area and meeting rooms, as well as an outdoor terraced area overlooking the landscaped courtyard below. The scheme is scheduled for completion in late summer.
Matt Blowers, managing director of ISG’s UK Fit Out business, commented:
“The return in confidence within the London office market shows signs of positively impacting activity within some of the UK’s major conurbations. Our latest regional project for KPMG is significant from a repeat business perspective and as an indicator of the firm’s commitment to key regional markets.”