Hillview Real Estate signs up social darts venue Flight Club at listed Leeds building

28 June 2021

Hillview Real Estate, the UK regional office investor, has signed a lease agreement with Flight Club to open a social darts venue at Sovereign House, an iconic Grade II-listed building in Leeds.

Flight Club, which opens today, has signed a 20-year lease for 15,890 sq ft of space on the basement, ground and first floors of the building. The spectacular venue houses 13 oches and has a total guest capacity of 400, with two feature bars and brunch served every Thursday-Sunday. Flight Club’s supercharged version of the traditional game involves a series of multiplayer games using unique patented dart tracking technology designed by Flight Club’s very own astrophysicist with up to 12 people playing at once.

Flight Club Leeds will be the company’s third venue outside London, joining Manchester and Birmingham.

Dom Ketteringham, asset manager at Hillview Real Estate, said: “Flight Club’s decision to choose Leeds as the next city to expand into is a huge endorsement. I’m confident that it will be extremely popular and prove to be a valuable addition to the Leeds nightlife.

“Flight Club’s choice of Sovereign House reflects its prime position in the city’s leisure core and is the first step in our repositioning of the property. We have 20,000 sq ft of fully refurbished office space available, which is generating good levels of interest from potential occupiers”.

CEO, Steve Moore, who co-founded Flight Club alongside Paul Barham, said: “It’s been a longer wait than expected, but we’re thrilled to be sharing our amazing venue with Leeds all at long last! Our venues have brought unexpected, ridiculous, joy to three different UK cities so far and we are confident that the vibrant energy in Leeds makes it the perfect next chapter in the Flight Club story.

“After an incredibly challenging year, we want to bring some much-needed joy into the lives of locals with some guaranteed fun”.

Hillview Real Estate was advised by Pudney Shuttleworth and Flight Club was advised by The Leisure Partnership.