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Great Central Square crosses finish line with Europcar relocation

Great Central Square crosses finish line with Europcar relocation

APB (Leicester) LLP and M1 Agency have secured leading mobility provider, Europcar Mobility Group UK, to relocate its headquarters to Charles Street Buildings’ No1 Great Central Square office development in Leicester city centre.

The recently completed offices form part of the highly successful Great Central Square development situated opposite Highcross in a highly prominent position fronting Vaughan Way.

Continuing its 35-year connection with Leicester, Europcar is moving from its current location in Welford Road to take 16,752sq.ft. at the speculatively built No1 Great Central Square.

The offices deliver high quality Grade A open plan office floorplates combined with good levels of car parking and amenities. No1 Great Central Square sits alongside the highly popular Lane 7 leisure venue and recently opened Adagio/Novotel hotels and Nine B restaurant.

Interest in the office space on the mixed-use development has been significant, with the two remaining floors attracting interest from several potential tenants, demonstrating a continued and robust demand within the Leicester market.

Joseph Murphy, director at Charles Street Buildings, said:

“We’re delighted that Europcar will be relocating its UK headquarters to No 1 Great Central Square, joining several other internationally-recognised brands on the Great Central Square development. At a time when high-quality office space is at a premium, Europcar’s commitment to continuing its connection to Leicester city centre is a great show of confidence in the city as we begin to recover from the impact of the last eighteen months.”

Ron Santiago, managing director, Europcar Mobility Group UK said:

“The Europcar business has had a long affiliation with Leicester city. It, therefore, made sense for our colleagues that work out of our UK headquarters and our business as a whole to remain in the area.”

Reg Pollock, partner at APB Leicester, said:

“Bringing Europcar into the Great Central Square development illustrates that the demand for Grade A office space remains strong, and we’re seeing sustained interest in truly quality workspaces. The team at Europcar have been great to work with throughout, and we’re looking forward to them moving into the space.”

Toby Wilson, of joint agents M1 Agency, said:

“We are delighted to work alongside and welcome a high-profile name in Europcar to the building and to retain their personnel within the city. In doing this, Charles Street Buildings should be congratulated for having the confidence to speculatively develop out the offices as part of the wider Great Central scheme and to deliver much needed new build Grade A office space into Leicester. This letting alongside the Hotels and leisure offering will now provide the catalyst for Charles Street Buildings to bring forward the second phase of the development and regeneration of the wider area.”

For more information on the development, visit the Great Central Square website

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