22-26 The Headrow

Leeds, UK

Fairhurst Design Group
Capital & Countries
Main Contractor:
Wates Construction
Portland Stone:
Jordans Whitbed
Scope of Project:
External ornate stonework and masonry

22-26 The Headrow was vacant for a number of years and has been painstakingly refurbished. The development was beset with challenges to ensure the history of the building was preserved whilst increasing its impact and returning the 1930s building to its former glory.

The £36m scheme was approved to renovate and re-develop the building to the designs of Manchester based architects Fairhurst Design Group.

No. 22-26 delivers efficient, design-led contemporary space to appeal to the modern occupier while at the same time acknowledging the building'€™s heritage and original prestigious architecture.

It is a mixed use scheme including flagship retail stores, 150,000 sq ft of office space, luxury apartments and a rooftop terrace. The roof terrace includes a heather and lichen garden and bat and bird boxes to encourage wild life in the city centre.

Wates Construction restored the external façade to its former glory and completed the original blueprint for the building using traditional Portland stone. 215m³ of Albion'€™s Portland Jordans Whitbed Stone was used for masonry work, including cornices, heads, cills, balusters and copings.