17 January 2020

Caddick Group completes media hub to support Channel 4’s arrival in Leeds

Shulmans has supported Caddick Group in completing the lease of a new creative complex to Channel 4, located close to the building where the broadcaster will base its new Leeds headquarters.

Following an extensive refurbishment, the six-acre site of the former Polestar Petty print works in central Leeds has been converted into a media hub comprising 110,000 sq. ft. of studio space.

The space will be occupied by studio operator Leeds Studios, who are subletting the property from Leeds City Council after a landmark deal with Caddick Group that saw the local authority take the head lease.

Commercial Property Partner, Dawn Carlisle led the team that represented Caddick Group, she said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Caddick Group and, as two Leeds-based organisations, it has been a pleasure to have played a role in this significant cultural project, Channel 4 in Leeds, which will help to bring wider economic benefits to the region in 2020 and beyond.”

Johnny Caddick, director at Caddick Group, said: “There is huge demand for studio space across the UK and in Leeds particularly thanks to the arrival of Channel 4. The broadcaster’s move will prove a massive boost to the city’s economy and Caddick Group is proud to be part of that growth story by transforming a derelict site into a world-class film and TV complex.”