Bid to tame dangerous winds at landmark Leeds skyscraper

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A scheme that aims to combat the dangerous ‘wind tunnel’ effect at Leeds’s Bridgewater Place skyscraper has taken a significant step forward.

Site owner CPPI Bridgewater Place Limited Partnership yesterday announced it had submitted an application to Leeds City Council for planning permission for a system of barriers and screens designed to ease weather-related problems around the base of the landmark building.

The firm’s proposals, which were the subject of a public consultation exercise earlier this year, include the installation of massive porous barriers – or ‘baffles’ – above neighbouring Water Lane.

 

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