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Wellington Place


In Brief


Clint:
MEPC Ltd

Location:
Leeds 

Construction value:
£84,000,000

Completion:
2016 

Wellington Place occupies the site of the former Leeds Central railway station. It has been planned around a sequence of two new public spaces that will link the city centre to the riverside. These spaces will be formed around the historic relics of a railway lifting tower and a section of viaduct.

The development will comprise over 300,000 square metres of sustainable community development incorporating commercial, retail and residential accommodation.

The scheme will terminate at a large new south-west facing waterfront space called ‘The Beach’, with the option to create a new cultural building fronting the river.

As a new addition to the city’s culturally vibrant West End, Wellington Place will become a destination in its own right within the wider context of West Yorkshire’s rich heritage of internationally renowned artists and sculptors. 


Design Approach


The concept of Wellington Place evolved out of a desire to create a coherent and distinguishable urban quarter. The design of significant urban spaces, the emphasis of strong pedestrian connections, the massing of a dramatic plan and roof form, and the inclusion of public art aims to create something new in contemporary UK urban design. 

Wellington Place

Testimonial


Wellington Place

“Sophisticated to the point of poetry.”
John Thorp,
Leeds City Council Architect

Wellington Place