Plans revealed to give the iconic Tetley building ‘another 100 years of life’

Planning expected to start early 2024.

The first wave of plans for Leeds’ iconic Tetley building following its shock closure have been released.

The Tetley, a much-loved gallery and exhibition space, sadly announced that its lease had come to an end back in September this year.

The space unfortunately closed just weeks after and now, new plans for the historic building have been shared going forward.

Vastint UK is the developer behind the plans for the 92-year-old building, which will be a part of Aire Park – the 24-acre, multi-use district on Leeds’ South Bank.

Image: Vastint

The new proposals of The Tetley include roof terraces, a new cellar bar and restaurant as well as the retention of many historic features, including the war memorial and the boardroom.

The Tetley building will be the focal point for the Aire Park district which includes up to 1,400 new homes and 85,000 m2 of office space.

Vastint are welcoming comments from the public until late December, with planning expected to start early 2024.

The proposed plans include:

  • The basement level being transformed into a bar and restaurant area and opened up to the public for the first time in the building’s history
  • The ground floor to feature a new food hall as well as new amenities including Changing Places facilities
  • The first-floor plans show an event space and business lounge
  • Office space will appear on the second and third floors of the building
  • An extension will be added to the eastern façade of the building, which has traditionally always been connected to other buildings within the brewery complex
Image: Vastint UK

Simon Schofield, Head of Development North at Vastint UK, said:

“The Tetley is an iconic building within Leeds and we’re excited to finally reveal our plans for its future. As custodians of this important piece of the city’s history, we have been working hard with our architects Supervene and Enjoy Design, Leeds City Council and others to look not just at how we preserve this beautiful building but continue its evolution and ensure it remains at the heart of both Aire Park and Leeds’ South Bank for another 100 years.

“Our plans aim to create a variety of spaces within the building including public amenities such as a Changing Places facility, food and drink opportunities and event spaces, whilst continuing the building’s history of being a place of business, with new office space.”

You can take a look at the plans for yourself, here on Vastint UK’s website.

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