Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

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Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

Postby Leodian » Wed 05 Feb, 2020 10:05 pm

Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road has been going on for a while and recently became very obvious. The building (which I feel sure used to be the Tate of Leeds motor premises) has looked not to have been in use for very many years. These are 3 photos I took that show the demolition work looks very close to ending. I wonder what will be built at the site?
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The new looking building on the right in the photos is the Hampton Hotel that has resulted from the very recent renovation of the disused British Gas office building. The views are deceptive in that they are across the Inner Ring Road and do not show that the buildings actually front New York Road that is out of view.
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Re: Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

Postby Leodian » Wed 05 Feb, 2020 10:28 pm

These are 2 other photos that show the building undergoing demolition. The first was taken on October 8 2019 from Bridge Street and shows the rear of the building on Trafalgar Street, Leeds (that part of the building had been used as an indoor car park). The second photo was taken on October 23 2019 and shows a view along the Inner Ring Road with New York Road on the left.
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Re: Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

Postby hicklingmick » Fri 07 Feb, 2020 11:36 am

I always thought the tate building was where the red van is in your last photo ( the whiteish building).
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Re: Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

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Re: Demolition of the old Tate of Leeds building by New York Road.

Postby Leodian » Fri 07 Feb, 2020 7:08 pm

Thanks hicklingmick and Brunel for your inputs :).

In trying to find information about the building I've now found it was called Baker House and I then found this news item dated August 10 2018 in an ‘Insider Media Limited’ website in which it states:-

Plans have been lodged for a new seven-storey self-storage facility in Leeds to replace a structurally unsound building.

Safestore Properties, supported by Deloitte, has submitted an application to Leeds City Council for Baker House.

The existing property is bounded by Trafalgar Street, Bridge Street and New York Road. The six-storey storey building was constructed in the 1920s-30s as a Ford car showroom and servicing garage with planning consent for storage and distribution use granted in 1987. It was closed to the public in January 2018 due to concerns over its structural integrity.

The application proposes the demolition of Baker House and construction of a new seven-storey building comprising more than 95,000 sq ft of floorspace.

A planning statement submitted as part of the application said: "The proposals will deliver a new building that will positively transform the Site, reflecting and complementing the wider pattern of investment and regeneration that has taken place around the Bridge Street area in recent years."
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