Central Leeds: Hoardings are down at site of failed Lumiere

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IT SEEMS as though something may finally be stirring on the land once earmarked for Leeds’s doomed Lumiere skyscrapers.

Hoardings that have long surrounded the high-profile site on Wellington Street have now been taken down.

The move follows the drawing up of plans to make the site the home of a new scheme called Central Square.

Under proposals reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier this year, it would feature an 11-storey office, restaurant, bar and gym.

Lumiere’s 54 and 32-storey glass towers would have made it the tallest residential development in western Europe.

Work on the scheme began in 2007 but by the summer of the following year it had stalled due to the credit crunch.

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