Pitalia Real Estate has announced the appointment of Contract Services (R&R) Ltd as the Principal contractor for its planned refurbishment of the Granary Building on Canal Wharf, Leeds. Originally built in 1776 as a warehouse for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Company, the plot was converted into office space in the mid-90s.
The new plans include a stunning new entrance canopy, and an internal refurbishment of the existing office accommodation to facilitate open plan working and leverage the historic building’s original features. Planning permission for the refurbishment of the grade II-listed building was granted by Leeds City Council in June
Pitalia announced its purchase of the building as well as the adjoining 5,000 sq ft Boathouse Pub in November 2021, marking its entry into the Leeds market. Work on the site is set to begin in August, with an expected completion date of February 2023.
Greg Ball from Pitalia Real Estate said: “The strong location and character of the building with its heritage features already make for a unique workspace offer for Leeds.
“We’re looking to working alongside Contract Services to deliver a stunning workspace environment which combines the existing character with modern, high-quality design and finishes.”
Contract Services Construction Director Mark Appleton commented “Re-purposing this fantastic building is at the heart of what we do, so we’re looking forward to the challenge!”
“With projects like this, it’s even better when you are working alongside an enthusiastic and highly motivated team like Pitalia Real Estate!”
The project team includes Pitalia, Harlex, Cumming Group, Urban Box Architects, Space Invaders, Richard Boothroyd Associate and Ernest Griffiths.