Restaurant chain in Leeds city centre move

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A major restaurant chain is set to head to a Grade II listed building in the heart of Leeds city centre.

Bill’s restaurant chain will move into 1 Albion Place to help cement the building’s place in the city’s leisure and retail district.

The Leeds Law Society has agreed a long term lease on Albion Place with the Bill’s restaurant chain.

The move comes after one of the country’s oldest legal organisations looks set to relocate to new premises on Wellington Street.

The news comes just days after the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed plans for the £80m transformation of a landmark site in Leeds have taken a significant step forward.

Work on the Tower Works, in Holbeck’s so-called urban village, will include 112,000 sq ft of office, retail, restaurant and bar space as well as 147 residential units - is due to begin in January next year.

Leeds Law Society president Philip Jordan, a partner at Ward Hadaway, said:“This secures the future of the society and does so much more for our members.

“As well as preserving this much-loved asset, it will support the city’s strategy for creating a vibrant leisure and retail destination that connects Trinity Leeds and the new Victoria Gate development.”

A spokesperson for Bill’s said: “1 Albion Place is an iconic building and has a rich heritage as the beating heart of the legal profession in the region.

“It’s that heritage and character that attracted us to it and we will be preserving the building and celebrating its history as we give it a new lease of life as a major new leisure destination in the heart of Leeds.”