Asda moves 250 staff to The Mint

ASDA is moving 250 staff from its Leeds headquarters to The Mint building in the city centre as the supermarket group looks to expand its office space.

The 38,000 sq ft deal at the building in the Holbeck Urban Village area of the city is the biggest leasing deal in the city so far this year.

Asda, which is headquartered in Leeds, is moving its contact centre and accounts payable teams from Asda House to two floors in The Mint.

The move is expected to be completed by mid-September.

The deal has been rumoured for several months and it is possible that Asda might take further space at The Mint in the coming months.

Asda opened Asda House, branded by the group as its "Home Office" on Great Wilson Street in 1988 and employs more than 2,500 people in the city centre.

Andy Clarke, chief executive and president of Asda, said: "We are delighted to be able to introduce a second Home Office site here in Leeds. We are proud to be a Leeds business - born and bred and this expansion of our space is further evidence of our commitment to the city.

"When Asda first moved into Holbeck in 1988, we were one of the only big businesses at this side of town. It has been fantastic to see how the area has flourished over the past 20 years and I hope our expansion in the area will demonstrate to other companies the great facilities on offer here."

Asda also operates a 'Merchandising Centre for Excellence' in Morley, where the business tests new ideas for its stores and trains colleagues from all over the country.


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