Leeds Merrion House in £41m revamp

An artist's impression of the new Merrion House
An artist's impression of the new Merrion House
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MERRION House in the north of Leeds city centre is set to be transformed in a £41m major refurbishment project.

Developer Town Centre Securities has appointed contractor BAM Construction to transform the 1960s office building into a modern glass-fronted structure.

Work on the ten-storey Merrion House, which until recently was occupied by Leeds City Council employees, is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2017.

The scheme includes a part new-build over seven and eight storeys to increase the floor area and capacity.

BAM’s construction director Kelvin Pollard, said: “BAM’s specialist services engineering business will help us deliver what will be a striking transformation.”

Mr Pollard added: “This is going to be a very visible building as you enter the city of Leeds from the north.”