Future Cities Forum member on the shortlist for Leeds City Square

CGI from Rushbond of view from Leeds station to Leeds City Square showing refurbished Majestic Building on left (home to Channel 4)

MICA Architects has been shortlisted in a RIBA competition to transform Leeds City Square, next to Leeds Station. The square has 19th century origins and is part of development proposals in the city to restore buildings and places from the Industrial Revolution to their former glory to help business and tourism..

With this and other important infrastructure projects in progress, Future Cities Forum's transport event in February next year will focus on station-led regeneration post Covid-19 and will look at a variety of schemes to enhance the arrival of passengers into cities as well as the digital revolution to make travel more efficient.

Next year will be important for the UK Government to show that its investment in infrastructure and transport measures are well-chosen and continuing to move forward. An extra £350 million on digital signalling was announced last July for the East Coast main line. Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines stated that two-thirds of its network signalling system would need replacing in the next 15 years but its newly announced deployment plan (LTDP) w