List of tallest buildings and structures in Leeds

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Graphic showing the tallest buildings in Leeds.[1]

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Leeds ranks skyscrapers, structures and towers in the city of Leeds, England by height.

Leeds is a major UK city and regional capital with a city population of 757,700, and a Metro population of 2,302,000 (2001 est).

Currently, the tallest building in Leeds is Bridgewater Place at 112 m (370 ft).[2] which has held the record since topping out in 2007.

The oldest building on the list is Leeds Town Hall, constructed in 1858, which stands at a height of 69 m (225 ft). The newest is Central Village Tower, completed in 2014, which stands at an height of 70 m (230 ft).

There are currently two skyscrapers with a height of 100 metres (328 ft) or more,[3] and 130 high-rise buildings with a height of at least 35 metres (115 ft) or more.[4]

Tallest buildings and structures[edit]

This list ranks externally complete Leeds buildings and free-standing structures that stand at least 50 metres (164 ft), based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equals sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Buildings that have been demolished are not included.

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Notes
1 Bridgewater Place Bridgewater place,Leeds.JPG 112 (367) 32 2007 Currently the tallest building in Leeds
2 Sky Plaza Sky Plaza Tower 2.JPG 106 (348) 37 2009
3 Opal 3 3studentLeeds.jpg 90 (295) 27 2008
4 Pinnacle Pinnacleleeds.jpg 80 (262) 20 1973 Formerly and colloquially known as West Riding House
5= Park Plaza Hotel Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds 2014.JPG 77 (253) 20 1966 Formerly known as Royal Exchange House, renovated 2004
5= Tower North Central TowerLeeds.PNG 77 (253) 19 1967 Formerly known as Tower House, renovated 2004
7 Candle House Candle House, Leeds.jpg 75 (246) 23 2009
8 K2 K2 Tower.jpg 74 (243) 20 1972 Formerly known as Dudley House, renovated 2003
9= Cottingley Heights 72 (236) 25 1972 Renovated 1989
9= Cottingley Towers 72 (236) 25 1972 Renovated 1989
11= Broadcasting Tower Broadcasting Tower, Leeds, West Yorkshire.jpg [5] 70 (230) 23 2009 Voted World's best tall building 2010[citation needed]
11= Central Village Tower Central Village Tower 01.jpg 70 (230) 22 2014
13 Leeds Town Hall Leeds Rathaus.jpg 68.6 (225) 1858
14 Clarence House Clarence House, Leeds.JPG 66.5 (218) 20 2008
15= Central Square 65 (213) 12 2016
15= West Point 65 (213) 17 1975 Formerly known as Royal Mail House, renovated 2005
16 City Island Phase 2 61 (200) 20 2007
17 Parkinson Building Parkinson Building, Leeds University, England-12Sept2010.jpg 57 (187) 5 1951
18 Holy Trinity Church Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds (11th April 2011) 001.jpg 56.7 (186) 2 1727 Current spire added 1839
19 Castle House 56 (184) 14 1988
20= 1 City Square Number 1 City Square - geograph.org.uk - 806289.jpg 54 (177) 12 1997
20= Blue 144005 144015 C Leeds.JPG 54 (177) 14 2004
22= 3 Central Village 53 (174) 17 2016
22= British Gas Building 53 (174) 14 1960s Plan raised for redevelopment into a hotel
22= Tinshill BT Tower Tinshill Tower - geograph.org.uk - 628861.jpg 53 (174) 1967 Commonly known as Cookridge Tower
24= Bond Court 52 (171) 13 1970s Formerly known as Sun Alliance House, renovated 2005
24= City House City House from Bishopgate Street, Leeds (17th December 2012).JPG 52 (171) 15 1962 Formerly known as British Railways House, major renovation commenced
24= Leeds Civic Hall Leeds Civic Hall.jpg 52 (171) 6 1933
24= Leeds Metropolitan University Block F 52 (171) 13 1960s
24= The Gateway Leeds Etap hotel.jpg 52 (171) 15 2008
29= Leeds Metropolitan University Block C Leeds Metropolitan University - B Block - Calverley Street - geograph.org.uk - 510208.jpg 50 (164) 12 1960s
29= Nuffield Hospital Leeds Nuffield Hospital - geograph.org.uk - 397051.jpg 50 (164) 12 2003
29= Skyline Tower Skyline Apartments, Leeds, West Yorkshire..jpg 50 (164) 17 2009
29= Whitehall Waterfront White hall, Leeds.JPG 50 (164) 16 2004
29= Whitehall Quay Whitehall Quay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England..jpg 50 (164) 18 2002
29= City Island City Island.jpg 50 (164) 16 2006
29= Watermans Place Watermans Place, Leeds West Yorkshire, England.jpg 50 (164) 16 2009
29= Merrion House Merrion House from Woodhouse Lane, Leeds (11th July 2012).JPG 50 (164) 13 1964
29= Wade House Merrion House from St John's Gardens, Leeds (12th April 2014).JPG 50 (164) 13 1964
29= Leeds City College Leeds City College, Technology Campus (1st February 2012).jpg 50 (164) 12 1965
29= Lloyds Bank Lloyds Building, Park Row, Leeds (4th May 2010).jpg 50 (164) 10 1972
29= Princes Exchange Princes Exchange office block - geograph.org.uk - 1130109.jpg 50 (164) 12 2001

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

Rank Name Use Height Floors Image Notes
metres feet
1 Hilton Leeds Arena Hotel 50 165 15 Est. N/A
2 X1 Aire Residential 50 165 14 Est. completion 2017
3 One Kirkstall Forge Office 38 125 7 Est. completion 2017
4 Cavendish Street Residential 38 125 12 Est. completion 2017
5 3 wellington Place Office 35 115 7 Est. completion 2018
6 Premier Inn Hotel 35 115 9 Est. completion 2017
7 Victoria House Residential 35 115 9 Est. completion 2017
8 Dakota Hotel [6] Hotel 10 Est. completion 2017
9 CITU - Phase 1 [7]

(Climate Innovation District)

Est. completion 2017
10 7 Park Row (Refurbishment of Former Lloyd's) [8] Office 10 Est. completion 2017
11 Platform (Refurbishment of former City House) [9] Office 52 171 15 Est. completion 2017
12 Leeds City College (Quarry Hill Campus) [10] College 11 Est. completion 2019

Approved[edit]

* This information below was last updated on May 2017
Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year (Estimated Completion)
1 Bridge House (Westgate & Croppergate Leeds) [11] 87 285 28 Approved
2 Tower (Former Yorkshire Post Site) [12] 56 184 18 Approved
3 Vita Student Residents (Belgrave Street) [13] 56 183 18 Approved
4 Radius (Whitehall Road) [14] 47 154 17 Approved
5 Greenbank (Globe Road) [15] 17 Approved
6 Hotel (Former British Gas Site) [16] 53 154 13 Approved
7 City Square House 60 200 15 Approved
8 City Reach [17] 10-14 Approved
9 Doncaster Monk Bridge PRS (Phase 1 - Buidings A/B/C) [18] 12-14 Approved
10 Moda Living (Quarry Hill) [19] [20] 12 Approved
11 Latitude (Yellow Block) [21] [22] 44 144 10 Approved
12 No.2 Whitehall Riverside (Block 1,2 & 3) [23][24] 8 Approved
13 Latitude (Blue Block) [25] 7 Approved
14 Ironworks (Holbeck Urban Village) [26] [27] 7 Approved
15 Tower Works [28] 7 Approved
16 Nexus (Leeds University Campus) [29] 6 Approved

Proposed[edit]

* This information below was last updated on May 2017
Rank Name Height (m) Height (ft) Floors
1 Temple Quarter (Tower 1) [30] [31] 136 446 40
2 Bridge Street / New York Road (Tower 1) [32] 129 423 41
3 Bridge Street/ New York Road (Tower 2) [33] 98 321 31
4 Temple Quarter (Tower 2) [34] 25
5 Doncaster Monk Bridge (Phase 2 - Building E) [35] [36] 21
6 Bridge Street/ New York Road (Tower 3) [33] 68 223 21
7 Doncaster Monk Bridge (Phase 2 - Building D) [37] 18
8 Bridge Street/ New York Road (Tower 4) [33][38] 55 226 17
9 Temple Quarter (Tower 3) [39] 17
10 Wellington Place (Block 7 & 8) [40] 8

Unbuilt[edit]

This lists proposals for the construction of buildings in Leeds that were planned to rise at least 100 metres (328 ft), for which planning permission was rejected or which were otherwise withdrawn.

Rank Name Use Height Floors Year Image Notes
metres feet
1 Criterion Place Tower 1 Residential 180 591 53 2008 [1]
2 Lumiere Tower 1 Residential 171 561 54 2008 Tower 1 was to provide 618 residential apartments, including a number of Prime Apartments aimed specifically at over-55s. It would have also provided a health centre, 1,660 sq m of offices and an artist studio/exhibition space.[41]
3 Providence Tower Residential 120 394 30 [42]
4 Criterion Place Tower 2 Residential 118 387 33 [1]
5 Lumiere Tower 2 Serviced Apartments/Residential/Office 113 371 32 2008 Tower 2 was to provide 220 apartments, providing a mix of serviced apartments and standard residential dwellings. The tower would have also contained 12,439sq m of offices and 2,733 sq m of retail.
Briggate Tower Office 113 371 25 1938 [43] Cancelled due to World War II, site now occupied by Marks and Spencer.[44]
7 City 1 Residential/Hotel 112 367 37 2004 [45]
8 Hume House Student Residence 130 430 42 [46]

Other unbuilt[edit]

  • EMI Westgate Tower, 120–140 metres, 36 storeys (circa 1970, around metres in height, canceled for excessive height, site now occupied by 1980s Westgate Point development)
  • Triple Five Leeds Development - Height unknown (circa 1989, planned complex in Holbeck including shopping, residential and offices which was to include a number of high rise buildings of unspecified height, canceled)
  • Norman Foster plan for Criterion Place for Royal London Insurance - circa 60-70m (proposed 1994, development on site canceled)
  • Kite Tower - 90 m (vision from 2005 since superseded by The Spiracle)
  • Mayfair Tower - 98 m (canceled 2006 due to failure to make profitable)
  • Brunswick Place - 91 m and 85 m (vision from 2006 for a redevelopment of this former Leeds Metropolitan University site)
  • The Spiricle - 80 m / 262 ft / 25 storeys (canceled 2008 due to failure to make it profitable)
  • Cromwell Mount Towers (Unapproved due to inappropriate height) [47]
  • Manor Point (Student residents) - canceled 2006 due to failure to make profitable.
  • Millgarth Tower - Now the site of the new John Lewis store and former Millgarth police station [48]
  • Leeds One by Ian Simpson Architects. Leeds One (on the former Tetley's Brewery site) was taken over by the Vastint project with entirely new plans and design [49]

Demolished buildings[edit]

  • Elland Road four floodlights - 79m / 260 ft. Constructed 1970 demolished 1991-3 for replacement with new East Stand and lighting above stands.
  • Albion Tower aka Leeds Permanent Building Society Tower - 61 m / 200 ft. Constructed 1960s demolished 1998 for replacement with The Light leisure / shopping complex.

History of tallest buildings in Leeds[edit]

Held record Name and Location Constructed Height (m) Height (ft) Notes
From To
1841 1858 Leeds Parish Church 1841 35 115 The only C of E church in the UK to have a daily choral service[citation needed].
1858 1966 Leeds Town Hall 1858 69 226 One of the tallest Town Halls in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]
1966 1973 Park Plaza Hotel Leeds 1965–1966 77 253 Also called Royal Exchange House.
1973 2005 West Riding House 1972–1973 80 262 The tallest building in Leeds for 32 years.
2005 Bridgewater Place 2004–2007 112 367 The tallest building in Yorkshire and the North East.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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