Construction can begin as soon as occupier signs up

Bam Properties has been given the green light to build a £23m 115,000sq ft seven-storey commercial office development in Leeds.

The development, part of the £180m mixed use Latitude project in the West End of the city, will be configured on a bespoke basis for the prospective occupier, Bam said.

Construction on the development, which will be undertaken by Bam Construction over 18 months, can begin as soon as the occupier signs up, the company added.

Michael Smart, development director at Bam Properties, said:  “This will be a high-spec development, designed and built to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating to deliver energy efficiency and low running costs.

“There are two outstanding features: flexible floor layouts that can be specified by the future occupier and a raft of energy efficient features.”

BREEAM is a widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It assesses buildings against a set criteria and provides an overall score which will fall within a band providing either a ‘pass’, ‘good’, ‘very good’, ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’ rating.