Leeds Wellington Place’s working wonderland

WELLINGTON WINTER: The office district celebrates Christmas. PIC: Tom Joy
WELLINGTON WINTER: The office district celebrates Christmas. PIC: Tom Joy
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Staff at the emerging office district in Wellington Place will be working in a winter wonderland as it gets lit up for Christmas.

MEPC, the firm behind the development, will hold its annual lights switch on on Wednesday after work.

It will be held at Tower Square from 5.30pm, with employees and residents from the area all invited.

There will be Christmas entertainment provided by the Leeds College of Music and a carol concert will be performed by Wellington Places’ very own workplace choir.

In addition to the one night of entertainment, Leeds Arts University has partnered up with Leeds BID to showcase winter animations through a series of projections on the historic Lifting Tower at Wellington Place, and they will be shown throughout the rest of December.

All donations received on the evening will go towards the ‘Holiday Hunger Leeds’ campaign set up by Leeds Community Foundation, working in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Money given to the campaign will provide grants to local projects that run activities during the school holidays, enabling vulnerable children to have access to food, fun activities, learning and to provide support to their families.

MEPC spokesperson, Dominique Simcox, said: “Our annual Christmas light switch on is a great excuse to bring everyone together at Wellington Place for a good cause. We like to support the local community and it’s just one of the many events and initiatives we host throughout the year to do so.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to showcase the incredible local talent from the universities, as well as a chance to have a singalong with our workplace choir.”