Leeds ‘Central Square’ set for the green light



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A brand new office and leisure development, occupying the site once earmarked for Leeds’s doomed Lumiere skyscrapers, is set to get the go-ahead next week.

The Central Square scheme, pictured, which stretches over Whitehall Road and Wellington Street, will feature an 11-storey office, restaurant and bar, a gym and a ‘winter garden’.

The site once housed the city’s historic main railway station. More recently, it was home to Royal Mail on one side, and the Wellesley Hotel on the other.

Planning chiefs are expected to approve the project on March 20.

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