Celebrating UKREiiF – Our Leeds Studio Event
The sun was shining, and the drinks were flowing as our Leeds studio hosted our first in-person event in over two years. Celebrating UKREiiF, the inaugural Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum, that was in the city that week, our team welcomed over 100 people to their fringe event for canapes, sunshine and good conversation.
An opportunity to catch-up with our clients and collaborators, the event was held at The Lamb & Flag in Leeds city centre, a restored 19th century building with the beautiful Leeds Minster providing the perfect backdrop for the evening. With the gorgeous weather making our private balcony area the hottest ticket in town, it was wonderful to see so many people in the city, and a light being shone on some of the exciting projects coming to Leeds.
During the evening our Leeds Director, Leah Stuart gave a welcome address and was followed by an inspiring speech from Serial Entrepreneur, Mark Roberts from ZX Ventures. Finally, our Co-Founding Director, Stephen O’Malley closed off by speaking more about our services and offerings across Leeds and our studios in Manchester, London and Glasgow, as well as some of the incredible projects our team in Leeds have worked on to help shape and change the exciting future of the city. With a growing economy and workforce, our team are proud to work on projects including Citu’s Climate Innovation District, the biggest urban sustainable development in the UK and Igloo’s The Ironworks development. In an urban planning capacity, we have worked with Leeds City Council on the creation of the Leeds ‘Our Spaces’ document. ‘Our Spaces’ represents the council’s ‘vision for the creation of vibrant, inclusive, world class city centre public realm’.
A much-needed opportunity to re-connect, everyone had a great evening, that wasn’t even dampened when the heavens opened as it drew to a close.