Transport: Leeds Station, the busiest in the north of England, with 31 million passengers last year, has very good rail links to the rest of the country, with London just over two hours away.
Economy: According to Leeds City Council, the city’s economy has grown almost 40 per cent over the last 10 years which is boosting employment, with Leeds now boasting the highest proportion of private to public sector jobs of all key cities outside of the capital.
Employment: Leeds has been hailed as the “digital centre of the north” by global property consultancy Knight Frank and compared to Shoreditch in London for its “hi-tech” employment clusters, such as Concordia House and the Platform office building overlooking the station.
Population: The population of Leeds is estimated to grow to 819,000 by 2024 according to property consultancy JLL.
Leeds Bradford Airport: Already serving the city well with a large selection of domestic and European flights, and reachable in just 30 minutes by car, Leeds Bradford Airport is earmarked for future expansion.
City Centre Retail: The retail offer in the city centre has improved in spectacular fashion with the opening of the award-winning Trinity and Victoria Gate in the past three years. Both shopping centres boast national and international high-end brands, together with successful independents, and make Leeds one of the prime retail destinations in the country.
Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone: 142 hectares of prime development land with superb transport links, close to Leeds city centre. The Enterprise Zone has already attracted household names such as Amazon, Premier Farnell and John Lewis to developments such as Muse’s Logic Leeds by the M62, creating thousands of jobs.