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ST PAUL'S HOUSE : LEEDS

Client : Boultbee Brooks Real Estate

 

St Paul’s House is a breathtaking Grade II listed Moorish-Venetian building overlooking Park Square in Leeds city centre. Originally designed by Thomas Ambler in the Hispano Moorish style, it is widely regarded as one of the city’s architectural highlights.

Bought by new owners in 2014, DLA Design was instructed to undertake its extensive refurbishment into contemporary Grade A office space across five floors.

With a focus on tenant appeal and sustainability, the sensitive refurbishment covered every inch of the building.

Entry on the ground floor is to a minimalist reception area, leading to new stairs, lobbies, lifts and toilets. To the office floors, a full strip out allowed the installation of new air conditioning, LED lighting with intelligent controls, new raised floors, and new tenant facilities including security card swipe access, cycle storage, showers and lockers.

Up on the fifth floor, the mansard was replaced in its entirety with a new glazed façade offering spectacular views of the city. The building’s energy efficiency is topped off by brise soliel and a newly insulated roof.