Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy, has snapped up 15,770 sq ft of office space at Thorpe Park Leeds.
The Leeds-headquartered business has taken a 10-year lease on the whole of the second and third floors at the upcoming office development Lumina, which is being delivered as part of the £162m phase two of the business park.
Construction of the new building is underway and will be completed in September this year.
Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and international real estate developer, and its joint venture partner Legal & General, are behind the Thorpe Park Leeds development.
Letting agents are BNP Paribas Real Estate, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL. Holder & Co. acted for Pharmacy2U.
In September 2018, SIPL and Legal & General announced the completion of lettings at their first, Phase Two, speculative office building, Paradigm, which offers 31,650 sq ft of office space and 122 car parking spaces.
Tenants there include Wates Construction, Pure Retirement, EP UK Investments and Renew Holdings.
Paul Holcroft, director – asset management at Scarborough International Properties, said: “Innovative businesses like Pharmacy2U are attracted to a business environment at Thorpe Park that sets the standard for the future.
“The Park is well supported with excellent shopping provided by the newly opened shopping centre, The Springs; has superb amenities including extensive green open space; and is close to homes and has excellent transport connections.”
Rachel Dickie, head of urban regeneration at Legal & General Capital, added: “A pre-let of this size demonstrates that strong market confidence remains in the Yorkshire region and at Thorpe Park Leeds, confirming our vision to create places and spaces where people want to work that is on par with the city centre.”
Mark Livingstone, CEO of Pharmacy2U, also said: “We’re using technology to reinvent pharmacy, providing more convenient access to repeat prescription medicine. To do this we use the best facilities to continue to supply award-winning care for our patients, and Thorpe Park is an opportunity to take our offer to the next level.
“We’re proudly a Leeds-based operation and we’re really looking forward to moving 170 employees into the Lumina building at the most convenient opportunity.”