Creating a vibrant new destination in Leeds

  • Project: The Victoria Quarter, Leeds
  • Client: Prudential
  • Contractor: Mowlem
  • Scale: 500,000sqft
  • Value: £10m

Lathams played a pivotal role in what is considered one of the most successful regeneration projects in the UK. Victoria County Arcade and the surrounding area had started to decline, so plans were initially drawn up to refurbish the arcade. Lathams extended these plans so they went far beyond simple refurbishment, including adjacent streets, with a view to reviving the whole area and creating an attractive and desirable quarter.

The arcade buildings were returned to their former glory thanks to a careful programme of repair and restoration, complemented by a glazed, split-level roof over the whole of the pedestrianised area on Queen Victoria Street. This has created a giant conservatory for pavement cafes and street entertainment.

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