Leeds, the third largest city in the country is also the second largest financial centre in the UK after London with a £55 billion city region economy.*
Over the last decade £4 billion worth of development schemes have been completed and the signs are that investment in the region is set to increase further.
History tells us that major high speed rail infrastructure is a catalyst for regeneration. HS2 is set to accelerate delivery of one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects with Leeds South Bank. 4,000 new homes will be built and 35,000 new jobs created in this area alone.**
Leeds is the place to be “Voted the Best City“ in Britain for quality of life and seeing a 6% increase in average earnings (higher than anywhere in the UK).
With such ambitious growth plans for the region the demand for property advice is set to increase.
Nigel Billingsley, Partner at Bruton Knowles and Team Manager for the Leeds office said “Our Leeds team has a well-established client base and providing a wider range of property consultancy services.”
The local Leeds team has doubled in size over the last 6 months and has the ability to draw on consultancy expertise on a national level as well as providing dedicated local expert knowledge.
Nigel Billingsley said “The Leeds team has experience working across a wide range of sectors and with such ambitious growth plans for the region it is an exciting time to be expanding.”
*Source Needle Partnership “The Capital of the North”
**Source Leeds City Council Call for Evidence - Growth Strategy 2017-2020