Holbeck Urban Village

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Holbeck Urban Village
Street plan of Holbeck Urban Village.

Holbeck Urban Village is the name given by local government and planning agencies to a mixed use urban renewal area south of Leeds railway station in Holbeck, West Yorkshire, England.


The designated area, part of Holbeck, is located amongst ex-locomotive engineering and manufacturing buildings, some dating back to the 18th century on the south side of the River Aire. Among the listed buildings on the site are Marshall's Mill, Temple Works, Tower Works and the Round Foundry.[1] The 'urban village' concept is being used alongside government investment to encourage building developers to create a mix of residential, business, and leisure facilities.

The Tower Works was topped out in January 2012.[2] Topping out is a completion ceremony for the builders, and usually a VIP is invited to lay the final stone.


Some local friction has been caused by the HUV being cited as 'expensive' and as a focus for government investment whilst ignoring adjacent back to back housed areas of Holbeck and Beeston Hill.


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Coordinates: 53°47′29″N 1°33′13″W / 53.79139°N 1.55361°W / 53.79139; -1.55361