IT’s been a thorn in the side of council bosses for 15 years, but renovation work has finally started on a crumbling Leeds landmark.
The Mike’s Carpets building in Armley, which sits on the gateway Armley Road and Branch Road junction, is undergoing “significant restoration work” costing £650,000. The idea is to spruce up the area and draw investment in.
The building, built in 1905, was originally a Methodist chapel and is grade two listed. It is still home to a carpet sales business.