Leeds Town Hall – Civic Building

Leeds Town Hall Building, Photo, Architect, Design, Property, Image

Leeds Town Hall : Civic Architecture, Yorkshire

Victorian Civic Building, northern England, UK

30 May 2009

Leeds Town Hall Building

Location: west city centre

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photos © Adrian Welch

Leeds Town Hall – Concert + Wedding Venue redevelopment

orig. by Cuthbert Brodrick

Entry to Town Hall round the side on the east facade

Leeds Town Hall
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The town hall was approved in 1851. It was intended to represent Leeds’ emergence as an important industrial centre during the Industrial Revolution and symbolize civic pride and confidence.

Leeds Corporation tendered for designs from architects and the contract was won by Cuthbert Brodrick, an unknown architect from Kingston upon Hull who had trained in Paris. The building contract went to Samuel Atack, who completed most of its construction before the hazards of a large building project ultimately led to his bankruptcy.

The building was subject to much criticism during its construction. The original estimated costs were vastly exceeded and the corporation had to find extra funding at a time when there was great poverty among the Leeds’ working classes.

Leeds Town Hall Building
photos © Adrian Welch


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