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Duke Announces Second Space


17/09/14 Laura Wellington

New Website. New Space.

November 27th is quite a day to remember for Duke Studios as we reveal our new website (made by the fabulous Boxhead) AND we also get to reveal our second workspace to the public.

From January 2015 we shall have two creative workspaces, aptly named Duke Studios Munro House and Duke Studios Sheaf Street. Sheaf Street is our new 10,000 SQ FT space sitting in a former belt factory and will house creative office space designed in conjunction with the new tenants themselves, loads of meeting rooms and a huge dedicated event space.

We are proud to be working with King & Co in restoring the new space. Work began a few months ago and it is amazing to see what has been done already. We shall have loads of new updates coming soon. Keep an eye on our socials for sneak pictures and updates.

Thinking of moving offices? Make sure you register interest. Duke Studios works for a range of businesses types and office sizes, from individuals to teams of up to fifteen.  

King & Co the landlords of Sheaf Street say:

“King & Co are delighted to be assisting Duke Studios with their expansion. We share a common vision of a changing market place. Light-footed, tech savvy industries are growing at a rapid pace. The practical requirements of a physical base are now secondary to a customer that prioritises inspirational space and a comprehensive service. 

Duke Studios are at the forefront of this changing dynamic. Their contribution to business in the city is immeasurable. There is a wealth of entrepreneurial talent that needs to be retained if Leeds is going to remain competitive. Pioneering companies like Duke Studios that are passionate about the service they offer and in touch with the requirements of this growing industry need to be supported. Sheaf Street is a rewarding project on an number of levels and Duke Studios have been a great partner. We wish to continue our investment in the city by bringing forward other imaginative projects and are actively seeking new opportunities.”

 

Duke Studio Interesting Facts:

Duke Studios currently houses 89 individuals spread across 46 creative businesses 

70% of businesses in Duke have grown by over 50% in either turnover, headcount or floor space since being in Duke. 

Duke Studios has a partnership with Leeds College of Art. LCA rent a studio that they then provide to recent graduates free of charge for 6 months. During this time its successful applicants are mentored by Duke Studios on an intensive program that’s created specifically for them. Recent success stories include Passport and Hungry Sandwich Club.