Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Leeds
Leeds’s modern buildings have never fitted a competition of tallest buildings of many UK’s cities in history. However, tall buildings are fast becoming the flow for new structures in and around the city.
Talking about the top 10 tallest buildings in Leeds, the 112 metres Bridgewater Place tower wins hands down. We look at the top 10 tallest buildings in Leeds below.
10 Tallest Buildings in Leeds? Let’s go.
Broadcasting Tower – 230ft (70 Metres)
Broadcasting Tower is a university house in the Woodhouse Lane area that remains famous for its architectural schemes. Designed by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, it’s characterized by stepped, irregular elevations and steel alloy, which oxidizes all by itself. While its main sections are student residential blocks, it also forms part of Leeds Beckett University.
Cottingley Towers – 236 ft (72 Metres)
This 236-feet tower is situated on top of a hill in Cottingley Vale. It has a 25-story twin building – Cottingley Heights and was the first residential high-rise building without a number 13 block. Both of the twin buildings are owned by Leeds City Council and contain socially rented flats.
K2 – 243ft (74 Metres)
Formerly called Dudley House, K2 is a residential tower block located in the city centre, opposite St John’s Centre. The lower two floors contain commercial apartments known as ‘The Cube.’
Candle House – 246ft (75 Metres)
Designed by Nigel Jacques, Candle House is a fantastic addition to the Leeds skyline. It’s a 23-storey twisted cylindrical residential house located close to Leeds Railway Station. Candle House has won several awards, including the Supreme Award at the 2011 Hоuѕіng Awards and a White Rose Award for Housing іn 2010.
Tower North Central – 253ft (77 metres)
The 77m high office tower is located at the end of Leeds city centre on Merrion Way. Completed in 1967, it currently shares the same position with Park Plaza Hotel as the fifth tallest structure in Leeds. The mаіn tеnаnt іѕ AXA Insurance, occupying ѕеvеn оf the nineteen floors to lеt. Hоwеvеr, nіnе оf the flооrѕ are still wіthоut a реrmаnеnt occupant.
Park Plaza Hotel – 253 ft (77 metres)
Completed in 1966, the Park Plaza Hotel is a slick modern high-rise 20-storey building with a roof height of 77m. It is just a stone throw from Leeds railway station and has the Leeds city centre to the right. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, Park Plaza Hotel is a place to be.
Pinnacle – 260 ft (80 metres, 20-storey)
Formerly called West Riding House, Pinnacle is a 20-storey office building, which was completed in 1973. Internally renovated in the early 2000s, the pinnacle is now a local landmark to many innovative businesses.
Opal 3 – 295 ft (90 Metres, 25-storey)
Located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Opal 3 is a student accommodation block containing about 542 students. The building was designed by Morrison Design and later developed by a large property development firm called Opal. This building features cluster flats and multiple single en-suite rooms, deluxe flats, and many studio flats.
Sky Plaza – 348ft (106 Metres, 37-storey)
Sky Plaza is a 37-storey residential skyscraper located in Arena Quarter, Leeds. In addition to being the second tallest building in Leeds, the Sky Plaza is also the world’s second tallest student accommodation apartment. Like Bridgewater Place, its top is visible as far as 25 miles away.
Bridgewater Place – 367ft (112 metres, 32-storey)
This mixed-use 32-storeys, of which two floors are used for car parking, ten for offices, and 20 for residential purposes. It is visible from most areas – up to 25 miles away. Although Bridgewater Place is the tallest building in Leeds, it’s not the tallest structure – talking about the Emley Moor transmission tower.
Designed by Aedas Architects, Bridgewater Place was developed by KW Linfoot in the year 2007. And has since then become the tallest building in the Leeds area.