Sky Betting & Gaming takes on extra 134,000 sq ft at Wellington Place in Leeds

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by Simon Austin
Wellington Place

Sky Betting & Gaming is taking on an additional 134,000 sq. ft. of office space covering seven floors at Wellington Place in Leeds.

The company, which is one of the biggest employers in the city, initially moved to the site in 2010. It already occupies numbers 2 and 6 Wellington Place and will now take on number 4, which is the latest phase of the 1.5m sq ft development

Canadian firm The Stars Group, which bought Sky Betting & Gaming in April 2018, will occupy office space over seven floors. Employees will have access to a south facing roof terrace overlooking Tower Square, basement parking and secure cycle space, plus shower and changing facilities.

These come in addition to the existing community benefits including access to green space, an outdoor fitness centre and a diverse programme of community events and wellbeing initiatives. Building work is due to start by the end of the year.

Paul Pavia, Head of Development, MEPC, said: “Sky Betting & Gaming made Wellington Place its home back in 2010, and we’re thrilled to have seen its continued success and expansion as the development has grown.

“It’s apt that the company’s next chapter comes at a milestone moment in time for us at Wellington Place, as we embark on the start of the next phase of the development with the imminent ground breaking of 12 Wellington Place.

“We’d like to thank The Stars Group and Sky Betting & Gaming for helping to make the Wellington Place community what it is and we’re looking forward to seeing them settle into their new home in two years’ time.”

Becs Cubbon, Chief People Officer at The Stars Group, added: “When it came to sourcing an office space to bring us all under one roof, it was absolutely the right choice for us to remain at Wellington Place.

“With ambitious growth plans and an exciting recruitment programme, we not only needed somewhere to house all our existing teams, but somewhere to give us the space to grow. As one of the city’s biggest employers, we’re excited to continue to invest in Leeds and its workforce.”

Karen Tyrrell, Managing Director of People and Culture at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “When SBG moved to Leeds in 2010, we took space for just under 200 people on the ground floor of 2 Wellington Place.

“Today, SBG has over 1,300 people, spread over two separate buildings and six floors in Leeds. Our new offices at 4 Wellington Place will see one team working together in a specially designed modern building with fantastic community aspects on offer to our employees, including bee keeping, free fitness sessions and wellbeing initiatives. It’s a real cause to celebrate.”

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