Leeds & West Yorkshire

Office plans released for fire-hit Majestic building

Majestic building Image copyright Rushbond
Image caption The plans for the building, near Leeds railway station, include offices, leisure spaces and a glass roof

Plans to turn a fire-hit Leeds nightclub venue into offices have been unveiled.

The Majestic building, in City Square, was badly damaged by a blaze in September 2014 with the roof almost completely destroyed.

The venue, which opened as a cinema in the 1920s and eventually became the Majestyk nightclub, has had a temporary roof installed to protect the interior.

Property company Rushbond aims to turn it into a 65,000sq ft office site.

A planning application for the development, which include cafe spaces, a three-storey entrance hall and a glass roof, will be submitted in August.

Gerald Jennings, president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is an important building and landmark in the heart of the city and has a vital role in the ongoing commercial success of Leeds."

Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire Service
Image caption The roof of the former Majestyk nightclub was almost completely destroyed in the 2014 fire

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