Globe Point is based in a new district within the city centre – Temple - forming a key part of the South Bank Regeneration Area of Leeds, adjacent to Leeds trains station.
It includes the 8.69 acre sites around Water Lane and Globe Road which CEG secured planning permission for last year, as well as the historic Grade 1 listed Temple Mill, which was acquired in early 2018.
Temple will bring back to life weave and texture as a recognition of this area of the city’s legacy of wool and flax spinning, weaving and tailoring, particularly as the Water Lane site housed John Marshall’s (king of the flax industry) first two Mills in this area of Holbeck in the eighteenth century.
BAM, which is currently listed by independent sources as the largest contractor in Yorkshire, is also behind two current schemes for Leeds University, and the remodelling of the Yorkshire Playhouse.
Internationally the company is 150 years old this year. It delivered its first project in Yorkshire in 1933, the massive Thorpe Arch munitions factory, and opened a permanent office in Leeds in 1966.
Stirling prize winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is working with CEG to masterplan Temple. Inspiring buildings, innovative outdoor spaces and improved connectivity between Holbeck, to Temple Works and then, via the Grade II listed bridge whose retention CEG has secured, over Hol Beck into this thriving development, will transform this major new city centre district.