Event transport expert for theatre and film takes centre stage at new Leeds premises
Existing tenants at the Towngate-owned Copperworks site on Haigh Park Road, Leeds, the firm is the event transport expert for theatre, film, music, exhibitions, and events.
First established in 1986 as a PC Transport company and incorporated as a limited company in 1999, Stagefreight boasts a specialist understanding of set logistics and an impressive database of clients — from TV and theatre to blue chip companies and emerging SMEs. A team of experienced drivers operate across Leeds, Birmingham and London, and cover events across the whole of the UK — regularly travelling to Europe and beyond.
Formerly comprising 250,000 sq ft, the Copperworks 2 unit has been divided, to accommodate smaller areas of the large industrial and distribution footprint. The property sits in an excellent location, just one mile from both junction 44 (M1) and junction 7 (M621) — with Leeds City Centre just a few minutes’ drive away.
The building has a typical eaves height of 9m, with a large power supply, barrier entry, secure gatehouse, and multiple ground level loading doors.
Commenting on the move, Stagefreight Limited’s director, Ian Uttley, said: “The Towngate team has been a pleasure to work with as we search for — and move into — our new home.
“The new Leeds site will make the perfect space for our operation. Plus, the close proximity to the motorway network is extremely beneficial for our fleet of vehicles.”
Tom Lamb, property manager at Towngate PLC, added: “We are delighted to have assisted Stagefreight with its expansion plans in the Leeds area, providing a new lease at Copperworks. The property is ideally located in close proximity to the motorway network and the city centre — allowing the company the freedom to transport equipment speedily and efficiently.
“We wish the team lots of luck in their new home.”
Following this letting, Towngate has a remaining 50–140,000 sq ft available at Scheme 3 (Copperworks 2), with various refurbishment options offered at this stage.