Leeds Dock


Completion: Ongoing

Client: Allied London


The Team:

Paul Graddon

Gregory Jones

David Marsh

Vasso Bakali


Award Winner


The re-development of a key dockside site in Leeds to create a new retail, work and leisure destination.

Appointed in 2014 by Allied London, CGL’s design for Leeds Dock features a dozen sub-projects including new retail areas, a streetfood hub, external seating areas and a range of bold public realm interventions.

Key elements in the transformation of the site include the provision of new landscaping, signage and lighting to enliven the public realm, with bespoke market stalls and sculptural market ‘portals’ bringing playfulness to the existing steps around the dock.

The extension and colorful re-cladding of a prominent building increases visibility of the development as approached from the city center, acting as a marker for the redevelopment of the site as a whole, and bright canopy structures at the end of the dock provide a covered location for markets and outside events.

The existing main shopping street has been brought to life by a series of new gardens and pergola structures, whilst the existing retail units are enhanced by a stretch of covered outside dining areas overlooking the dock.

In March 2017, Leeds Dock received a Leeds Architecture Award as part of the Young People's Review, alongside landscape architect, Gillespies.


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