See Also Architecture in Leeds
Leeds is one of the United Kingdom's fastest growing cities. This growth is reflected in the increasingly prominent skyline of the city. Leeds currently has four hundred-metre buildings either existing or under construction, with another four planned for construction in the near future.
As is the case with many English cities, much of Leeds's skyline comprises 1960s residential tower blocks. However, current development trends include upmarket apartments and expanding office space to facilitate economic growth.
Currently, the tallest building in Leeds is Bridgewater Place at 110 m. Proposed high-rise buildings include Lumiere which began construction in early 2007 prior to its postponement in July 2008. The Criterion Place twin-tower complex (180 m and 118 m) was also proposed for construction but has been cancelled due to the prevailing economic conditions. Currently, the tallest building under active development is The Plaza Tower at 103 m.
The oldest building on the list is Leeds Town Hall, constructed in 1858. The newest is Bridgewater Place, built in 2007.
|Held record||Name and Location||Constructed||Height (m)||Height (ft)||Notes|
|1841||1858||Leeds Parish Church||1841||35||115||The only C of E church in the UK to have a daily choral service.|
|1858||1966||Leeds Town Hall||1858||69||226||One of the tallest Town Halls in the United Kingdom.|
|1966||1973||Park Plaza Hotel Leeds||1965–1966||77||253||Also called Royal Exchange House.|
|1973||2005||West Riding House||1972–1973||80||262||The tallest building in Leeds for 32 years.|
|2005||—||Bridgewater Place||2004–2007||110||360||The tallest building in Yorkshire and the North East.|
The tallest current standing buildings (August 2008).
|Rank||Name||Height (m)||Height (ft)||Floors||Year|
|3||West Riding House||80||262||20||1973|
|=4||Park Plaza Hotel Leeds (formerly known as Royal Exchange House)||77||252||20||1966 (extensively refurbished 2004)|
|=5||Tower North Central (formerly known as Tower House)||77||252||20||1967 (reclad 2003-2004)|
|=6||Cottingley Towers (Morley)||72||236||25||1972|
|=7||Cottingley Heights (Morley)||72||236||25||1972|
|8||Leeds Town Hall||69||226||25||1858|
|=10||K2 (formerly known as Dudley House)||65||213||20||1972 (extensively refurbished early 2000s)|
|=11||West Point (formerly known as Royal Mail House)||65||213||17||1975 (extensively refurbished 2003-2005)|
|12||City Island Phase 2||61||200||20||2008|
|14||West One (Formerly Castle House aka BT Building)||56||184||14||Late 1980s|
|16||British Gas Building||53||174||14||1960's (due for demolition in the future with replacement of the New York Towers scheme)|
|=17||City House||52||170||15||1962 (currently under plans for an extensive refurbishment)|
|=18||Bond Court (formerly Sun Alliance House)||52||170||13||1970s|
|=19||Leeds Metropolitan University Block F||52||170||13||1960s|
|=21||Leeds Metropolitan University Block C||50||164||12||1960s|
This list comprises buildings which are under construction or approved for construction (August 2008).
|Rank||Name||Height (m)||Height (ft)||Floors||Year (Estimated Completion)|
|1||Lumiere Tower 1||172||564||55||On-hold|
|2||Lumiere Tower 2||113||371||33||On-hold|
|3||The Plaza Phase II||103||337||37||2009|
|=4||Bleinheim Walk (also known as Broadcasting Place)||69||226||23||2009|
|=5||Granary Wharf Building C||69||226||22||2008/2009|
|6||One Saint Peters Square||49||160||16||2008/2009|
|7||Granary Wharf Building A||47||154||15||2008/2009|
|8||Echo Central 1||46||151||15||2008|
|9||1 Brewery Wharf||39||128||13||2008|
This list comprises buildings which are not yet approved for construction (August 2008).
|Rank||Name||Height (m)||Height (ft)||Floors|
|1||Millgarth Tower||190 - 210||623 - 689||55 - 65|
|3||New York Road Tower 1||110||361||37|
|4||New York Road Tower 2||105||344||35|
|5||New York Road Tower 3||87||285||29|
|7||Monkbridge Forge Main Tower||70||230||23|
|8||New York Road Tower 4||69||226||23|
|9||Wellington Place Block 14||60||197||15|
|10||City Square House||56||184||14|