Property investment and development company Glenbrook has exchanged contracts for a new letting at its stunning Grade II listed St Albions building in Leeds city centre with one of London’s leading restaurant brands. The operator was chosen following an intensive selection process following the surrender of Byron Burger’s lease earlier this year.
Flat Iron has exchanged contracts for a new 20-year lease at the newly refurbished Grade II listed building, which occupies a prominent position in the city’s prime retail core. The upper floors offer high-quality office accommodation, with only two suites of c4,000 sq ft now available.
Flat Iron first launched in London in 2012 and has quickly established itself on the capital’s food scene, with founder Charlie Carroll, on a mission to offer “remarkable steak, accessible to all”.
Speaking about the agreement, Scott Griffiths, Investment Director at Glenbrook, said: “We are delighted to have agreed terms with this London-born brand to bring its passion for quality and theatre to Leeds. The enthusiasm of the operator’s team and the values of the brand were a big selling point for us. The stunning interiors of St Albions with its many original features represent a great fit for Flat Iron’s aesthetic and we look forward to seeing their exciting designs for the new restaurant take shape.”
Speaking of the opening, Flat Iron’s Head of Beef, Fred Smith says “Our main goal has always been to make great steak accessible and with the opening of Flat Iron in Leeds, we can’t wait to bring the excitement of Flat Iron to West Yorkshire and contribute to the city’s vibrant culinary scene. “
Will Hepplewhite and Richard Shuttleworth of Pudney Shuttleworth (agent) acted for Glenbrook alongside Lucy Murphy at CMS (solicitor). Oli Marcroft from KLM (agent) and Philip Shotter from Glovers (solicitor) acted for Flat Iron.