Spacemade will transform a former Pizza Express into a coworking space at Park House in Leeds.
Spacemade, which partners with landlords to offer bespoke flex space, was brought in by the building’s owner to take over the 16,000 square feet of space that a serviced office provider had taken up.
“Non-essential retail and hospitality have suffered particularly hard during Covid-19,” said Jonathan Rosenblatt, cofounder of Spacemade. “Rather than letting disused sites become blank spaces in our cities and towns, many landlords are looking at change of use and bringing these spaces back to life with coworking.”
According to Richard Hatter of Epsilon Real Estate, which owns Park House, the company is aiming to reposition the building in order to meet the growing demand for flexible workspaces for the future of work.
“[Rather] than lease the space to traditional operator, we wanted to build the infrastructure ourselves and retain a working knowledge of the operations inside the building,” said Hatter. “Spacemade was the natural partner to achieve this and their platform, together with the team’s sound market knowledge, has helped us to create a new and exciting proposition that delivers the perfect mix of amenity and space provision.”