Leeds Dock


Completed: 2017

Client: Allied London


Pineapple Awards 2020 – Best completed place 


Award Winner


CGL’s award-winning Leeds Dock design for Allied London is the public realm masterplan and redevelopment of a prime dockside site in the West Yorkshire city, creating a new retail, work and leisure destination.

The project has transformed a formerly failing site into a vibrant city centre village and features over a dozen low-cost initiatives, including new retail areas, contemporary work spaces, a street food 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 colourful recladding of an existing, prominent building increases the visibility of the development when approached directly from the city centre – acting as a marker for the transformation of the site as a whole. CGL’s design feature of bright canopy structures at the end of the dock also provides a covered location for markets and outside events.

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