Tower Works Office Space Nears Completion
The redevelopment of a former steel pin factory into office space targeted at creative industries is nearing completion in Leeds, with 18,000 sq. ft. of commercial space now expected to be completed by the close of the year.
Part of the long-term plans for Tower Works in the Holbeck area of Leeds, the office space being created is intended to complement the existing Round Foundry Media Centre ΓÇô a provider of serviced office space and home to TheBusinessDesk.com who first reported on this story.
Sitting at the heart of The Tower Works site are three listed chimney towers, the design of which were influenced by the FactoryΓÇÖs founder T.R. Harding who had a soft spot for Italian architecture.
According to the Yorkshire Forward website, who acquired the site in 2005, the factory was damaged by bombing raids targeting Leeds Rail Station during the Second World War. Despite this damage never being repaired, the factory remained in use until 1981 when its 120 history finally came to an end when operating ceased.
Forming part of a wider project aimed at incorporating Holbeck Urban Village into the City Centre, it was originally a co-funded venture between the development agency and Leeds City Council. It is hoped that the completed office space will continue to encourage the arrival of investors and businesses to the area.
With additional phases planned at the site, the office space on offer is expected to top 100,000 sq. ft.