News 08.04.2016

Tower Square in Leeds opens to the public

Last night saw the official opening of Tower Square, a new public square as part of 6 Wellington Place, a new commercial development, and the next phase of the Wellington Place development funded by CPPIB and Hermes Investment Management and developed by MEPC. The Gillespies project team joined client MEPC, CJCT Architects and Arup, to celebrate the opening of the completed scheme.

Tower Square is a unique urban space that stretches from the historic Wagon Hoist building to Whitehall Road. The Wagon Hoist - a landmark tower which dates back to 1850 - is located at the heart of the space to serve as focal point, and a visible reminder of the city's industrial past. With beautiful landscaped gardens and views of the city's forgotten landmark, Tower Square provides a calm, natural setting for people to dine, convene and repose.

At 54,000 square feet, Tower Square is one of the largest and most prominent public spaces in central Leeds, providing a flexible space to host an array of community events, exhibitions and activities.

Tower Square continues Gillespies work to transform the public realm at Wellington Place into an integrated campus that seamlessly unites all the new developments and connects them to the surrounding area. We recently completed a new public realm for 10 Wellington Place and continue to develop the public realm design for the various subsequent phases within Wellington Place. The vision for Wellington Place is to create a vibrant, safe and distinctive new urban quarter for Leeds, providing an exciting neighbourhood where people will want to live, work and play.

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