Eastgate Quarter re-development

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A FIRST view of part of a new city centre development bringing thousands of jobs to Leeds has been revealed.

The £600m re-development of Eastgate in the heart of the city is one of the most ambitious projects the city has seen in decades.

The artist’s impression looks down Eastgate towards Quarry Hill.

The scheme will create a new focus for the North East of the city centre linking Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane and the Grand Arcade.

Eastgate Quarters will contain more than 1m sq ft of retail space. It is expected to create 4,000 permanent jobs in retail and leisure, on top of hundreds of shorter-term jobs in the construction sector.

The scheme, which has planning consent, will include a new civic square, pedestrianisation of streets, and restoration of historic buildings.

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