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The workspace will operate on the four-storey Leeds Dock site, which was once a casino. Among the founding members is Glean, an educational technology company that moved its staff of 80 to join the Department’s community.

A spokesperson said: “Department Leeds Dock is looking for ambitious creative, media and digital businesses to join a community of ambitious members who have plans to grow and expand. The department concept supports growth and agility with the flexibility to move and evolve in the building.

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Managed workspace company Department is looking for founding members at its first Leeds location, which will be operational from October.

“Of the available space that remains in the Leeds Dock department, companies with up to 70 team members can be catered for, with flexible memberships, shared offices and resident offices to bespoke corporate suites requiring privacy and greater requirements.The department also includes spaces, which accommodate non-members, to animate meetings, events and round tables.

“Working amenities include shared offices, resident offices, meeting and event spaces, private work studios, premium suites, and state-of-the-art production and content creation studios. technology.A dedicated community team is on hand to provide an elevated workspace experience.

“As part of the Department’s mission to enable work-life balance, members will also have access to the Condition gym in the Leeds Dock area with daily fitness classes, changing rooms and bike storage directly on the spot.

“The social element of Department comes from Dept Coffee, a cinema, community events, cultural festivals in Leeds Dock, and most notably from the unique food, drink and retail concept, Department Store. Department Store will be an immersive lifestyle destination designed to showcase independent brands and boutiques, with experiences programmed for the creative community.”

Anthony Powell, Chief Executive of Department, said: “Relationships with workspaces are completely different than they were two years ago. Businesses today need adaptability, flexibility, and a place that’s more than a workplace. »

“Brands and businesses that want to join Department will find themselves within a wider creative community in Leeds Dock. The district is operated by property and venue group Allied London, and is home to Sky Digital and Technology, Channel 4 and the daily Steph’s Packed Lunch, Journey Further, and a range of food and drink outlets including The Canary Bar, North Star Coffee and Pizza Express.”

Joel C. Hicks