Stantec announces new Leeds city centre workspace

Continued growth has enabled a leading provider of design and engineering services to offer colleagues and clients a versatile space for collaboration in Leeds city Centre. 

Following a period of growth and success in the region, Stantec is bringing 140 of its colleagues together in a new home in Whitehall Quay, in the heart of Leeds.

The premises is a short walk to the west of Leeds Railway Station within the city’s commercial core and the move will see the Stantec team relocating from their existing office at The Boulevard on Leeds Dock. 

Ross Anderson, Stantec’s Yorkshire region, water operations director said: “This new space has been designed with both colleague wellbeing and client collaboration in mind. 

“We’re looking forward to hosting our industry-pioneering clients like Yorkshire Water in this new location. 

“Our relationship with Yorkshire Water continues to go from strength to strength as we continue to work on groundbreaking projects in the region and this office expansion shows our long-term commitment to servicing the water sector in Yorkshire.”

He added this “flexible workplace” would further enhance integrated working in a fresh, modern city-centre office on the 4th floor of the building, which includes dynamic areas for collaboration all designed to meet the needs of a modern teamworking environment. 

The teams will use their new West Yorkshire base to build on their strong relationships with clients spanning the UK’s built environment, particularly in the water, transport, planning and development industries within both the private and public sector. 

Harriet Chapman, regional growth lead for North, at Stantec commented: “Although we loved our office on Leeds Dock, our headcount in Leeds has increased quickly and significantly. 

“Our new office at 2 Whitehall Quay provides accessible, flexible working arrangements, enabling us to continue to deliver exceptional projects and services for our clients while providing the flexibility to grow our Leeds presence. 

“Following Stantec’s acquisition of Barton Willmore last year, our teams are quickly coming together throughout the UK, and this office grants us one central space to accommodate new team-members.” 

Chapman added teams would be able to to combine their creative and technical approaches to projects to “deliver sustainable, resilient and connected places across the region”.

Stuart Natkus, planning director, Stantec added: “Barton Willmore enjoyed a legacy of success in Leeds and we’re excited to see how we can build on this, working alongside our new Stantec colleagues, using their technical expertise as part of a holistic interdisciplinary offering.”

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