Posted on June 12, 2017 by staff

SpaceInvader among Leeds creative hub’s new tenants


Leeds’ Round Foundry area in Holbeck Urban Village is welcoming two new tenants and is now almost fully occupied.

The development is host to a number of creative and tech businesses and will now be home to interior design agency SpaceInvader and sandwich shop Taste.

A new lease has also been signed with architecture firm Urban Wilderness, which has outgrown its first two offices in the Round Foundry Media Centre.

SpaceInvader has bases in London and Manchester and already has several Leeds-based clients, with unicorn Sky Betting & Gaming’s new digital base being one of its projects.

It will base its third studio in the Green Sand Foundry.

“We will create a space that is more than just an interior design studio – it will be opened up to external creatives and consultants to come together in a purposefully collaborative environment,” said John Williams, director of SpaceInvader.

“We knew we wanted to be in Holbeck Urban Village because it is home to many of the city’s most innovative companies, and the Green Sand Foundry is a beautifully designed building, sympathetically transformed for the 21st century, so it’s a natural fit for us.”

The video below is from last summer

Urban Wilderness specialises in the design and master planning of urban realm, residential, education and regeneration projects.

It has signed a three-year lease to relocate to a larger unit in Saw Mill Yard.

Nathan Edwards, director of Urban Wilderness, said: “It is great to have a standalone space which we can make our own.

“Saw Mill Yard has a great atmosphere and offers our staff a choice of places for lunch and relaxation on our doorstep.”