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Leeds

New images show how The Majestic will look following its multi-million pound restoration


Images have been released showing how The Majestic, one of  Leeds' most historic city centre buildings, will greet people as they come out of the railway station into the City’s main square, City Square.

The CGIs show how the former cinema will be transformed as the future of this historic building is re-defined to provide exemplary new office space, along with a close-up view of its external features.

Mark Finch, Real Estate Director at Rushbond, said: “The project team has worked hard to ensure that our plans for The Majestic deliver a sensitive restoration of the iconic building, all the while paying homage to its past while looking forward to its future.

“These new images further showcase our vision of delivering great spaces in a super-prime destination, with a great scheme that respects the iconic features of this wonderful building and recognises its hugely important relationship to the City’s railway station, which is so central to the City’s growing and vibrant economy.”

The 66,000 sq ft of office space will be housed behind the original external envelope of the building, which first opened as a 2,400-seat cinema back in 1922. An elegant, new three-storey atrium will create a grand majestic entrance to the building.

Richard Thornton from property agents JLL, who are marketing the scheme added:  “The Majestic will provide truly inspirational contemporary workplace to meet the requirements of future business, within a flagship iconic building which is right at the heart of the City."

Situated over seven levels, The Majestic will also feature terraces on the fourth and fifth floors, overlooking City Square, alongside a new domed circulatory space, re-creating the historic Palm Court, and a flexible ‘Stage’ space within the lower ground floor, as part of a comprehensive scheme to set the future of this landmark building.

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “I am delighted to see the vision for The Majestic revealed, showing how investment activity in Leeds continues to grow for the benefit of both businesses and local residents.

“This development is one of a handful of current opportunities which will add to the economic opportunities presented by the Leeds Station redevelopment and integration in readiness for HS2, as well as the growing office and leisure facilities and our own reimagining and transformational plans for city square.  I look forward to seeing the development progress over the coming months.”

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, added: “These new images of The Majestic look fantastic and show how this historic building is being transformed to meet the needs of Leeds City Region’s modern 21st Century occupiers.

“I’m sure that once redeveloped the building will further highlight the amazing array of exciting office space which the City Region has to offer and will grab the attention of businesses looking to locate to the region from the UK and overseas.” 

The Majestic, designed by DLA Architecture, provides the opportunity for both a single tenant to occupy the whole building or multiple occupation.