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One Aire Street Expansion

18 October 2015
One Aire Street Expansion
How would you like to work in a state-of-the-art office, centrally located - literally right inside the Leeds railway station; uniquely styled with bespoke furniture blended with a touch of grandeur and the character of a classic 1930s building? With two brand new floors of work and meeting spaces nearing completion for early 2016, No. 1 Aire Street encapsulates all this and much more, offering spaces for contemporary and future working trends and ensuing demands…

No. 1 Aire Street sits conveniently on Leeds’ City Square as part of the towering Queen’s Hotel and Leeds railway station, a prominent Grade II Listed building constructed in the late 1930s. Skilfully refurbished by Fuse Studios Ltd, its original art deco features include the central staircase along with hand crafted reproductions of doors, and carefully redesigned replicas of window frames with modern workings that all blend together expertly to preserve the inherent character of this classic building.

No. 1 Aire Street is managed by The Office Group, and currently has a wide range of modern and flexible working spaces including dedicated offices, 5 meeting rooms with a boardroom that can accommodate up to 10 people with conferencing facility, along with a co-working spaces lounge topped off by a roof terrace. Amenities include monitored CCTV and 24 hour access, free Wi-Fi and AV equipment, full IT and telephony to match whatever you need, secure bike storage, showers and much more.

The ground floor accommodates the reception area, showers, toilets, bicycle racks and a meeting space but the first floor is the social hub of the No. 1 Aire Street community. This floor houses a kitchen and lounge area with bar/café style seating accompanied by background music helping you take a breather and socialise with fellow occupiers over a cup of coffee away from the traditional office areas. Beyond the lounge is a flexible working space providing a drop-in, (hot-desking), co-working space where you can walk in, do the work and leave at your own convenience. Being located within the railway station, No. 1 Aire Street also provides one with the ease of hopping on a train to London and continuing one’s work at The Office Group’s work spaces at London’s King’s Cross.

Each floor - including the 2nd and 3rd floors which are expected to be ready for occupancy by early 2016 - contain a kitchen and lounge area (not excluding fruit teas and expresso machines!), private booths for telephone or Skype conferencing, meeting rooms, offices and of course hot desk and fixed desk co-working facilities that create an element of a hub environment and strengthen relationships between different companies that share the facility.

The community element of No.1 Aire Street is further heightened by the various events and gatherings held at the venue in the evening, like the gin and wine tastings for instance. To facilitate this, the roof terrace offers a picturesque ‘urban garden’ with breath-taking 360 views of the City. It is a great space for outdoor meetings, yoga on the roof, parties or BBQs and can also be hired separately by anyone.

The Office Group offers a fast and instantaneous service giving you – depending on availability - the rare opportunity of acquiring a work space on the day that you call in to inquire! (But be prepared, spaces sell like hot cakes at No.1 Aire Street!) Flexibility is also important to The Office Group and will answer to all your bespoke and varying needs, ensuring that you are able to maintain your company’s own personality and branding.

The way people work is fast changing and meeting all the requirements is not always easy, so No. 1 Aire Street - with a series of brand new and ‘future-proofed’ office and work spaces in the pipeline for 2016 - may be your answer. Think it’s worth a look? There’s even an online tour! For more details visit: The Office Group

Kam is a Business Writer for Leeds Living. Having joined in April 2015 she writes for the Strictly Business section and specialises in business editorials.