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Leeds Approve City Square House

City Square House, a planned 14 storey office building has been approved for the centre of the Yorkshire city of Leeds.

The site is located adjacent to the Leeds railway station and occupies a landmark corner plot on Wellington Street. The site has already been cleared of the previous occupying six storey building enabling rapid construction of the scheme should it be prudent to build it.

Whilst awaiting development the scheme was sold on in 2005 from AWG Developments to the McAleer and Rushe Group for 11 million. The new developers are reported as intending to speculatively construct the 15,000 square metre scheme.

Since then the scheme's designers, DLA Architecture, have worked on the project gradually upping the scale of the building from 10 floors to the current 14 and worked on the shape of the building to help it resemble more closely the approved Lumiere skyscraper that will stand nearby.

The design features flushed glass facades, a curving corner profile, facade overruns and even an elegant spire giving City Square House a slick and ultra modern glass feel.

However, with a speculative start planned and no occupier signed up it may be some time before construction begins given the changing economic climate and indications of falling demand in the office markets.
City Square House
City Square House