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Old October 11th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #121
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It would be very good; for the city itself, it would raise its profile as an education centre, and would prompt regeneration.

There are so many colleges in Leeds; there could be a number of universities! Further universities would be good for the city though, and most of all; the most important of all; is that it will increase the range of courses available in the city; and it will attract more students. That means investment, money, growth. There are few disadvantages to this.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 03:22 PM   #122
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If it does happen, it might be worth re-considering the student village proposal for Holbeck. Situating student accomodation in Beeston may not be such a good idea right now (come to Leeds Trinity, stay in Beeston: home of poverty, hatred and alienation!!!) but it is a good idea and one i'd support.

Spookily, the Moot Hall in Windsor seems to have been transplanted from early 19th century Briggate.

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Old October 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #123
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Yeah thats true it looks very similar - right down to the fact it seems to be slap bang down in the middle of the street - much like that old building on Briggate of yore:
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Old October 12th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #124
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On TV tonight was 'Eye in the Sky' (ITV - 7.30?) - helicopter tour of Britain - think they're doing Yorkshire and Leeds next week...
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #125
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from www.bdonline.co.uk:

"Howells and Castlemore take on Leeds city centre
Friday, June 02, 2006


Glen Howell's domination of the North continued this week with his appointment to develop a £275 million mixed-use scheme in Leeds City Centre.

Developer Castlemore appointed Howells as masterplanner of the 62,000sq m scheme, and will appoint separate architects for individual buildings.

"It's a really exciting project," said Howells. "Champagne corks are still popping round the office. It involves the repair of the northern area of this part of Leeds, and making some sense of it.

"It starts to heal the damage done by the ring road. It's very important that we don't turn it into an island, but link it back into the centre of Leeds."

The same developer appointed Howells to the £300 million West Bar project in Sheffield last year, which the architect hailed as the biggest win of his career (News August 26, 2005).

Castlemore has pledged to work with young, design-led architects as it attempts to make a name for itself in cutting-edge mixed-use developments."

i found this, what is it refering to?????
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #126
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Brunswick Place?
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Old October 14th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #127
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is there a start date for this yet could it start some time in 2007
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Old October 14th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #128
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Thought i'd bring this aerial photo back. I wonder how many projects are actually going to happen after Insider's cull last week.


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Old October 14th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #129
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Well I don't know, but I can say that the 40 storey on Wellington Street needs replacing with 54/31 (is it that?) or is it 52/29? Something like that anyway. The spiracle needs adding, Bridgewater Place is now firmly part of the cityscape, Criterion Place is missing its 29 storey partner. Since that image was taken, you can see that Briggate has been repaved, The Old Post office has been converted into apartments/bar and grill/loch fyne seafood and West Central has been completed, not to mention the completion of Blue.

What we 'may' have lost, is certainly made up through the quick fruitition of Lumiere.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:16 PM   #130
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This site along the Calls has been empty for years though there has been at least one proposal, for a restaurant designed by Bauman Lyons.







Now there's a new kid on the block with an intriguing proposal for this site. Sadly, I couldn't find any information on Citu. Can anyone help?



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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:57 PM   #131
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Is anybody going to enter the competition?
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Old October 15th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #132
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Is anybody going to enter the competition?
I've got one eco and modern design ready, so where to send to?

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Old October 15th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #133
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Wow!!!

Wow!!!

Wow!!!

Oh, by the way, the building you have there isn't too bad either. Loves it.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #134
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Not much floor space
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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #135
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10 Years of Harvey Nichols in Leeds

Just noticed in the YEP today that Harvey Nichols has been open for ten years.

She's a glass act!
Harvey Nicks marks 10th anniversary with star-studded party
by Jayne Dawson
Top Leeds store Harvey Nichols is celebrating 10 years in the city with a spectacular party for customers and celebrities.
The event, which promises to be the party of the year, will be held in the Victoria Quarter tomorrow night.
Around 500 people have been invited to the bash which will have a Studio 54 theme after the famous New York disco of the seventies and eighties.
Names on the invite list include Leeds music stars Kaiser Chiefs, Corinne Bailey Rae and Peter Grant.
Inside the clposed-off arcade, roller girls will be wearing 70s-style hot pants teamed with roller skates to serve drinks to guests.
The arcade will be decorated with a giant glitter ball and the shop windows will feature giant figure 10s.
A highlight will be a performance by American striptease artist and musician Marilyn Manson's wife Dita Von Teese, who will perform a 1940s-style burlesque dance.
A vodka-based martini cocktail has been created for the event called the Dita Von Tini and food is being prepared by the store's Fourth Floor restaurant chef Richard Allen and his team.
Harvey Nichols opened in Leeds on October 19 1996 with five floors of designer shopping, health and beauty innovations.
Fashionable eyebrows were raised at the confidence shown in a newly-emerging northern city, and controversy surrounded the launch with an opening advertising campaign that brought protests .
Model Jodie Kidd was photographed tethered in a dog lead with the play on words: "Harvey Nichols Leeds not follows."
But the gamble paid off and the store was a success from the beginning. Suddenly shoppers could find clothes by leading names like Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, and Marc Jacobs without travelling to London.
Manager Steven Morgan said: "The opening of the store brought an amazing boost to the city, and played a key part in its changing image and economic growth.
"While the city's rejuvenation had already begun with a chic bar and restaurant culture, Harvey Nichols' venture showed a confidence in the city and it became a beacon to which other luxury retailers were attracted."
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Whilst it has been good that such a prestigous name has been on Briggate for the last decade the development of Leeds as a retail capital has been rather mixed which although it has developed in the past decade more certainly needs to be done particularly with Trinity Quarter, Eastgate and West Riding House. Also does anyone remember that Lillywhites I seem to remember seemed to have opened at the same time as Harvey Nichols and it must be of concern to prove that new retailers might not alway be sustainable although that is probably due to Lillywhites charging far too much for their products and having a massively oversized store which was Schofields department store. Also although trends dictate a general decline in department stores it has been sad to see the loss of that and Lewis's latterly Allders (although they should really have tried to make those department stores become more relevant in a more modern retail environment). Hopefully with the construction of Eastgate this trend should be rightfully rectified and see shops which are unique to Leeds and not your usual M&S, Boots, Next, Debenhams etc which are the same anywhere in the UK.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #136
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Fforde Green

I drove past the old Fforde Green pub on Roundhay Road today, it has Scaffolding round it and has recently been sandblasted.

Does anybody know what plans there are for this building?




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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #137
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I doubt it will be Debenhams etc. They already have flagship stores in Leeds.

I think the problem with Lilywhites was that it opened in a bit of a poor location, in a shopping centre too. A name like that needs to be taking prime units like the one Harvey Nichols took.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #138
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I thought it had been demolished ! It'd be good to be put to some good use.
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I drove past the old Fforde Green pub on Roundhay Road today, it has Scaffolding round it and has recently been sandblasted.

Does anybody know what plans there are for this building?
I know there was a planning application for its conversion into flats. Could be that.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #140
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I know there was a planning application for its conversion into flats. Could be that.
Tthey were doing some internal work on it a few weeks back.
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