Morgans has been shortlisted for the RICS PRO Yorkshire Award in the commercial category for its newly opened North Leeds office at 75 Otley Road in Headingley.
The 1,200 square foot office, which specialises in residential property lettings, was designed by Brewster Bye Architects and opened in December. The property was formerly a derelict detached house that has been completely refurbished and extended to create the purpose-built office which features modern cedar and glass extensions on both sides, an open plan layout, an open roof truss structure and a cut back first floor.
Morgans is also working in partnership with Headingley in Bloom to further develop the flower beds in front of the building and have recently sewn wild flower meadow seeds in the garden of 75 Otley Road.
Jonathan Morgan, Managing Director of Morgans, said: “We invested over £500,000 to build our new North Leeds office and from the outset we wanted to create a building we could be really proud of in the very heart of Headingley. The feedback we’ve had from both clients and local residents has been fantastic and we’re delighted to have been nominated for this prestigious award.”
Chris Austin, Director at Brewster Bye Architects, added: “This project responds to the challenging geometry of a tight triangular site and reflects the regenerative aspirations of the scheme. The building now makes a positive contribution to Headingley and brings vitality to a neglected space and it’s great that The RICS PRO Yorkshire Awards have recognised this.
This award nomination follows the company winning a British Council for Offices award when it opened its Leeds city centre office on Dock Street.