Mills & Reeve advises Arden University on Leeds property move

Mills & Reeve has advised Arden University on a 10-year lease in Leeds city centre as it expands its presence in the north of England.

Arden is moving to the newly refurbished 7 Park Square where it will occupy the 18,100 sq ft of workspace.

With study centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester as well as in Berlin, Germany, Arden said the move is in response to growing demand for flexible higher education in the region.

The university is a leading UK-based provider of flexible, online and blended learning, and it supports thousands of students in the UK and around the world. The UK’s fastest growing university, it's degrees are designed in close collaboration with employers to ensure they are providing students with the skills they need to excel in their chosen career path.

Christian Bull, partner in the Mills & Reeve real estate team, said: “The refurbished space in the impressive Park Square at the heart of the city’s business district is an ideal location for Arden to fulfil their growth aspirations and capitalise on the growing model of flexible learning to help students gain life-changing degree qualifications no matter their background or personal circumstances.”

Vitaly Klopot, chief innovation and commercial officer at Arden University, said: “Leeds is the ideal next location for Arden University to make its mark. We look forward to supporting young people across the city as they gain the skills they need to succeed in the jobs the local economy needs now and in the future”.

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