Leeds Civic Hall is a civic building housing Leeds City Council located in Millennium Square, Leeds, England. The design was the result of a competition held in 1926, the winner was Vincent Harris. Work began in 1931 and the hall was opened by King George V on Wednesday, August 23rd 1933. Costing £360,000 to construct it was notable in that due to the Great Depression that was ongoing at the time most people that were employed with its construction were those that were unemployed and the construction of Leeds Civic Hall was used as a form of job creation. The building houses Leeds City Council and includes offices such as the Lord Mayor's room, council chambers and a banqueting hall.