North East - Leeds and Surrounding areas
Leeds is fast becoming one of the most desirable hotspots for businesses in the North. The flexible office market has really boomed in this city over the past 2 years and the surrounding markets are also benefiting. Office desk prices are really great value, housing prices are attractive and access to London and Manchester is really rapid.
Leeds is forecast to see a 4.8% increase in office based employment over the next five years, in line with the national average, according to figures from Oxford Economics. This translates to around 9,000 additional jobs, or c.900,000 sq ft of floorspace, around half of which will be driven by the Professional and Tech sectors. The newest kid on the block is Channel 4, who have just announced their move to this emerging powerhouse.