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Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Fri 10 May, 2019 12:04 pm
by mark1978
In case anyone wasn't aware, restoration work is now underway on the First White Cloth Hall. The (old) scaffolding is off, and the builders are in. Exciting times!

Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Fri 24 May, 2019 9:21 pm
by Leodian
I have put below 3 photos that I took on May 21 2019 of work going on at the site of the First White Cloth Hall. A security metal mesh fence made it hard to take photos but I managed to take them by putting my pocket-sized simple digital camera through a thin gap then holding the camera right up against the mesh and I was then able to put a finger through the mesh to turn the camera on and press the shutter. I could not though readily frame the camera so I just hoped something reasonable came out!

PS. The third photo may seem to indicate that Kirkgate was closed to traffic but it was not as traffic still ran towards Vicar Lane on the one way Kirkgate.
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Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Fri 31 May, 2019 8:54 pm
by Sputnik_57
I just hope they'll actually follow suit and build something instead, and that they won't run out of money in the middle of their work and leave a pile of bricks rotting for a year, before selling it to some company that'll build cheap housing for people to install airbnb's in and bump up the rent prices...

Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Wed 27 Nov, 2019 10:13 pm
by Leodian
It has been hard for some while now to take any reasonable photos from on Kirkgate of the work going on but these are 2 photos that I took on November 26 2019.
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Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Wed 04 Dec, 2019 10:09 pm
by Leodian
These are 2 photos that I took on December 3 2019 from the Crown Street car park. There are a lot of metal frames being fitted at what remains of the First White Cloth Hall, some of which seem to be supporting what would be the internal wall with the very old bricks that remains.
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Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Thu 05 Dec, 2019 5:14 pm
by snowman1
hi leodian
thanks for the photos & up-date, its about time something was done with kirkgate.
regards
SM

Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Fri 06 Dec, 2019 1:41 pm
by Leodian
snowman1 wrote:
Thu 05 Dec, 2019 5:14 pm
hi leodian
thanks for the photos & up-date, its about time something was done with kirkgate.
regards
SM
Hi snowman1 :). Thanks for that.

Some businesses on the First White Cloth Hall side of Kirkgate have opened and to their credit have improved the look of Kirkgate but it is sad to still see some premises on that side that are empty and looking very neglected.
It's even more depressing to see the very long neglected large buildings in the Lady Lane and Templar's area, such as the old Lyons, British Road Services and Circle House buildings. Currently some roads in the area are closed for traffic for whatever reason. Templar Place for example is expected to reopen on Spring 2021!

Re: Leeds First White Cloth Hall: public consulted on revamp

Posted: Thu 26 Nov, 2020 3:14 pm
by jim
Progress on this re-creation (not enough of the original structure remains to qualify as a restoration) is well worth a look from both front and back. Very impressive, I particularly like the small vent tower and its cupola,