Window falls six storeys from landmark office block in Leeds city centre

Police were forced to close part of Swinegate after a window fell from an office development and smashed onto the pavement below.

Friday, 5th April 2019, 7:21 am
Updated Friday, 5th April 2019, 7:34 am

The pane of glass came from the six-storey 3 Sovereign Square building and fell on Thursday evening. Nobody was hurt.

A Co-op store on the ground floor was closed and cordoned off while police investigated.

Swinegate has now re-opened.

3 Sovereign Square only opened in 2017 and offers Grade A office space. It was developed by Bruntwood and Kier but is owned by Leeds City Council, who bought is for nearly £40million in 2016 as a commitment to investing in the city's economy. It was built on the site of the old Queen's Hall concert venue, which was previously a tram depot. After the hall's demolition, the site was a surface car park. Law firm Addleshaw Goddard are the anchor tenants of the development.

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