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Briggate Tower

 

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  • Briggate Tower, Leeds

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  • Proposed for Leeds on the 8th of March 1938, the Briggate Tower was to be an Art Deco office building with a Portland Stone exterior. The scheme was cancelled due to the onset of World War 2 and never resurrected.
  • The scheme was located on a key site in central Leeds bounded by Briggate to the east making it ideal for the ground floor retail which the developers intended to put on the lowest floor. As it happens, this was a successful hypothesis for Briggate Properties as Marks and Spencer's flagship Leeds store is now situated precisely where the tower would have stood.
  • The building was to have a sheer slab of 77.7 metres with a step back and upper crown pushing the height to 94.48 metres. Topping it would be a flagpole giving it a final height of 112.77 metres.

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Developer
Briggate Properties Ltd

Reference Data

Reference No.
6484
First Uploaded
06-12-2010
Last Editorial Date
06-12-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Briggate, Leeds. LS1 6BG
Council
Leeds City Council
County
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Cancelled
Proposal date
1938
Style
Art Deco

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
369.98
Pinnacle Type
Flagpole
Roof Height (AGL)
309.97

Total Floors (O.G)
25

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail


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