Printworks scheme could create new office space in Leeds

New office space in Leeds could become available if plans to redevelop the Alf Cooke Printworks site are approved.

Article posted: 07 Dec 2010
A Yorkshire-based property developer has unveiled plans to create new office space in Leeds by converting a disused printing factory.

Rushbond is hoping to build 12 commercial units in eight three-storey blocks on the city's historic Alf Cooke Printworks site, the Yorkshire Post reports.

If the scheme is approved by councillors, the company will also add a cafe/restaurant, car parking zone and public area to the Grade II listed building.

According to the newspaper, a report submitted to Leeds City Council's planning officers described the structure as "a very important building in terms of local identity, distinctiveness and legibility".

It added that the development will "enhance and complement the setting of the listed building and the surrounding area".

The council's city centre plans panel is due to discuss the proposal at a meeting on Thursday (December 9th).

Rushbond will also hope to attract companies that rent offices in Leeds to its Belle Vue Mills project, which features the £25 million redevelopment of a historic textile mill in Skipton.

Posted by Aree J Rand

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