Demolition begins on old Yorkshire Evening Post building

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DEMOLITION work has begun on a section of the former Yorkshire Evening Post buildings on Wellington Street in Leeds.

Heavy equipment is on site taking down a number of small buildings at the rear of the main structure.

Demolition work starts on the old Yorkshire Post Building, Wellington Street, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

Demolition work starts on the old Yorkshire Post Building, Wellington Street, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

The demolition of the main concrete structure will not be taking place for a few weeks.

The building, which housed the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, was opened in 1970 by Prince Charles.

The Johnston Press titles are now based at No 1 Leeds on Whitehall Road.

The buyer is exploring options for future uses of the land.

Paul Fox, of Fox Lloyd Jones, speaking on behalf of the developer, said that the “more dramatic” demolition of the main building would be taking placed in the next few weeks.

He said: “While a number of smaller buildings are being removed from the back of the main building, the more dramatic demolition using large plant machinery, will not be taking place for a few more weeks as the interior of the building is still being cleared.”

 

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