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12 King Street

Flexible and connected workspace

50,000 sq. ft.
Re-use, Workplace
50,000 sq. ft.
Re-use, Workplace
Opus North and Fiera Capital
Architecture, Interior Design, Branding
May 2022

01 Grade A office space with sustainability and smart technology at its heart

12 King Street, Leeds, transforms a dated 1980s office building into the region’s premier Grade A office space. Retaining the masonry elements of the original facade, the redesign introduces a new communal sky lounge, enhanced daylight penetration through ribbon windows, and state-of-the-art smart building technologies. Positioned prominently within Leeds Core Business District, the project delivers a flexible, contemporary working environment, incorporating extensive sustainability measures to achieve BREEAM Excellent and EPC A ratings.

02 The Evolution of 12 King Street

Constructed in 1989, 12 King Street has evolved from a single-occupier, cellular office layout to a beacon of modern workspaces. The project respects its historical context within Leeds City Centre Conservation Area, enhancing its stature with a sympathetic yet forward-thinking redesign.

Existing Building

03 Responding to Context

12 King Street responds to its prime Core Business District location by providing a landmark office space that bridges Leeds’ historical architectural heritage with contemporary design and technology. The redevelopment enhances the building’s engagement with its urban surroundings and meets the city’s evolving commercial and environmental aspirations. The design works with the existing structure, enhancing functionality and aesthetic appeal to. Key drivers include sustainability, smart technology integration, and flexibility, allowing for multiple occupancy configurations and future adaptations within the constraints of an existing structure.

04 It's all in the details

The delivery of 12 King Street showcases a commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability. The project team’s meticulous approach ensured the realization of a workspace designed for the future, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices

A smart move towards the future of offices

At 12 King Street, cutting-edge technology converges with innovative design to redefine the modern workplace. The project boasts a fully integrated smart building system, developed by Smart/Engie, enhancing user experience through air quality monitoring, increased air handling, and occupancy density control. With a strong focus on sustainability and occupant well-being, this approach not only anticipates future needs but also sets a new standard for office environments in a post-pandemic world, making 12 King Street a beacon of technological advancement and environmental responsibility in Leeds.

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