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Cushman & Wakefield reacts to Channel 4 new HQ in Leeds

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Upon the news that Channel 4 has chosen Leeds for it's new national headquarters, experts from Cushman & Wakefield's Leeds office, offer their initial reactions:


Tim Cameron-Jones, Head of the North at Cushman & Wakefield said:
 “This is a very welcome outcome to a high profile national city selection process. The result for Leeds is likely to be more important than just the number of square feet that Channel 4 will occupy; it confirms the city’s already excellent reputation in the creative economy and a place where media and digital production business can thrive.”

Keith Hardman, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office said: “This is excellent news for the city and a ringing endorsement of Leeds’ reputation as a thriving centre for media and the creative industries. Channel 4’s decision is a tremendous boost to Leeds economy, it brings further diversity and additional resilience to the changes and challenges that lie ahead, and boosts the city’s profile which can only be a good thing. This is another chapter in Leeds’ rich creative history; the first moving image was shot on Leeds Bridge in 1888 by Louis le Prince and, this year, the city celebrates 50 years of television production with the anniversary of both ITV Yorkshire and BBC Look North.”

Adam Cockroft, Partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s Leeds office comments: “This is fantastic news for Leeds and brings yet another major occupier to our thriving TMT sector. The creation of new jobs, in an effective nearshoring move, will add to the dynamism and economy of the Leeds City region.”


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