Lumiere Tower Leeds, West Yorkshire Skyscraper Architecture, Ian Simpson Architect, Image, Postponement

Leeds Tower – Lumiere Building

West Yorkshire Skyscraper Building News, High-Rise Development in Northern England, UK

17 Jan 2007

Lumiere Tower

Architects: Ian Simpson Architects

Development Postponed Jul 2008:
Another ‘credit crunch’ victim as the twin tower Lumiere project is
postponed indefinitely due to lack of finance

Lumiere Tower Leeds

Due to become the tallest residential development in Europe.

The two towers of 54 and 32 storeys are to be linked by a glazed Winter Garden.

Location: Whitehall Road / Wellington Street, Leeds City Centre
Planning Permission: Granted
Drivers Jonas for KW Linfoot and Scarborough Development Group
Estimated building construction cost: £220m, approximate

The Leeds Lumiere is a 171m residential tower (ie skyscraper), higher than 48 storey Beetham Tower in Manchester, also by Ian Simpson Architects

Lumiere Tower Leeds
image from ian simpson architects 170107

Text from Ian Simpson Architects 18 Jan 2007:

Lumiere – Leeds
A mixed-use development comprising residential, including serviced apartments, retail and commercial use. The scheme consists of two towers, one that is 171m / 54 storeys high and one that is a 113m / 32 storeys high.

The proposalby Ian Simpson Architects will be a beautiful addition to the skyline of Leeds. It will act as a landmark building, particularly to those arriving at Leeds via the central train station. The massing of the towers seeks to act as a gateway to the city centre while responding to the Park Square Conservation area and the proposed Hermes development, both of which are adjacent to the Lumiere site.

Drivers Jonas Manchester also won planning permission for Beetham Tower in Manchester, the highest residential tower in Europe: Beetham Tower Manchester.

Lumiere Tower – Components
650 apartments
200 serviced apartments
100,000 sq ft office space
dentist surgery
exhibition space

Developer: KW Linfoot, Yorkshire

Lumiere Tower Leeds design : Ian Simpson Architects

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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