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New Leeds public square planned for Wellington Place

An artist's impression of Tower Square Image copyright MEPC
Image caption Tower Square is scheduled for completion in early 2016

A new public square is set to be built in Leeds in time for a spring 2016 opening.

Tower Square, which will be part of the Wellington Place office development, will stretch from the historic Lifting Tower to Whitehall Road.

The Old Wagon Hoist, which dates back to 1850, will be located at the heart of the square.

Landscaped trees and planting are planned, along with seating and free WiFi.

A new office scheme, funded by CPPIB and Hermes Investment Management and developed by MEPC, is currently under construction in Wellington Place and will open in the first quarter of 2016.

James Dipple, chief executive of MEPC, said: "We are excited to be creating what will be a superb and welcoming addition to our thriving city."

Image copyright Neil Theasby
Image caption The Old Wagon Hoist was built in Wellington Place in 1850

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