Leeds City Council and DLA Piper join Future Cities Forum

Aerial view of developments to north and east of Leeds Train Station (DLA Piper)

Leeds City Council's Head of Regeneration, Adam Brannen will be speaking at our city centres discussion this week. Adam has been in his role since 2003, before that working as Regeneration Officer at Southampton City Council and in planning at Suffolk County Council. He is behind The British Library move of its northern headquarters into the historic Temple Mill building in Leeds South Bank area close to the River Aire.

He is joined by Andrew Clarke, Partner in the Real Estate team at global law firm DLA Piper and who has been involved in developing new office space at 'City Square House' to be constructed on a site next to the Majestic development in the centre of Leeds. City Square House will stand at a key gateway of the city, on the Wellington Street side of the square near Leeds City Station.

DLA Piper signed a deal with developer MRP to take more than 80,000 square feet of prime office space in the 12-storey development. Leading UK design and build contractor McAleer & Rushe will commence construction in May this year on the £85m project, which will meet the needs of the post Covid-19 era via a blend of technology, open plan design and roof gardens.

It is one of a number of forward thinking schemes coming together in City Square, with the Majestic having been chosen as the home of Channel 4 following a stylish and sensitive redevelopment of the landmark former cinema, ballroom and restaurant.