Combined city centre and out of town take-up in the first half of 2013 was 48% up on the same period last year, at 633,648 sq ft.
Activity in the second quarter alone rose to 302,073 sq ft, an increase of 40% on the same period last year.
Yorkshire Building Society’s 76,413 sq ft letting at Highcross’ Broad Gate boosted the city centre take-up figure which, at 203,145 sq ft, was uncharacteristically high.
Out of town, take-up reached 98,928 sq ft, in line with the previous quarter, but some 39% down on Q2 2012.
For a detailed breakdown of Q2 2013 take-up by grade, please click here or on Chart 1 to the left of this article.