16 August 2019
WYG has completed its move from Headingley to 3 Sovereign Square, entrenching its new corporate headquarters within the heart of the Leeds business community.
With over 250 colleagues now in the city centre, the new premises help advance WYG’s commitment to supporting local and regional growth. The team continues to deliver consulting and engineering solutions for complex projects in Leeds and Yorkshire, offering services that span infrastructure and built environment, programme and project management, surveying and asset management, environment, and planning and transport.
The move simultaneously expands Tetra Tech’s geographic presence following its recent acquisition of WYG, to offer an expanded scope of services to clients and offer the combined staff greater professional opportunities. Tetra Tech is a global high-end consulting and engineering firm with 20,000 staff located in 450 offices around the world.
Douglas McCormick, chief executive officer at WYG, said: “This is the start of a new chapter for us. The combined acquisition of WYG by Tetra Tech and relocation to this new office presents an abundance of growth opportunities.”
“To have 21,000-sq ft of Grade A, BREEAM Excellent office right next to Leeds Railway Station puts us at the centre of this vitally important market and gives our employees modern and flexible workspaces to welcome clients, colleagues, and partners.”
The relocation coincides with the recent announcement of WYG’s nomination for Consultancy Firm of the Year at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards, recognising the team’s hand in high-profile projects like Leeds Arts University, Leeds City College, and Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
Developed by Bruntwood and Kier, and owned by Leeds City Council, the office space on the 4th and 5th floors of the building supports WYG’s sustainability strategy as the team works to minimise the environmental impact of its operations. Sovereign Square is part of a development that will eventually include a new city park and terminus for the HS2 eastern route.
Leeds City Council executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, Councillor Richard Lewis said: “We are pleased to welcome WYG to 3 Sovereign Square. The council is firmly committed to supporting Leeds-based firms who are looking to expand and grow like this, assisting their development which in turn benefits the local and regional economy. We offer them best wishes in their new premises.”