Sky Betting and Gaming expands Leeds office
Listed gaming giant Sky Betting and Gaming is to continue its expansion in Leeds-based Wellington Place.
In 2010 the company moved 200 of its employees to the location, and currently occupies office space in Number 2 and 6 Wellington Place.
Now The Stars Group – owners of the firm – have pre-let 134,000 sq. ft. of office space at 4 Wellington Place in its entirety, and will occupy office space over seven floors.
It will house 1,300 employees at the location, which is scheduled to be under development until the end of next year.
The Leeds-headquartered business was sold to The Stars Group last year in a deal worth £3.4bn.
Becs Cubbon, chief people officer at The Stars Group, commented: “When it came to sourcing an office space to bring us all under one roof, it was absolutely the right choice for us to remain at Wellington Place.
“With ambitious growth plans and an exciting recruitment programme, we not only needed somewhere to house all our existing teams, but somewhere to give us the space to grow.
“As one of the city’s biggest employers, we’re excited to continue to invest in Leeds and its workforce.”
Karen Tyrrell, managing director of people and culture at Sky Betting & Gaming, commented: “When SBG moved to Leeds in 2010, we took space for just under 200 people on the ground floor of 2 Wellington Place.
“Today, SBG has over 1,300 people, spread over two separate buildings and six floors in Leeds. Our new offices at 4 Wellington Place will see one team working together in a specially designed modern building with fantastic community aspects on offer to our employees, including bee keeping, free fitness sessions and wellbeing initiatives.”