Clugston wins contract to refurbish West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leeds HQ

Clugston Construction have secured a £5.9m contract to refurbish Wellington House in Leeds, the headquarters of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Clugston wins contract to refurbish West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leeds HQ

The scheme, which is being delivered through the YORbuild 2 Framework, includes the phased refurbishment of the five-storey office block, located opposite Leeds Central train station and adjacent to the former Majestic Cinema in City Square.

The refurbishment will deliver modern flexible offices and conference rooms for West Yorkshire Combined Authority, with works including the reconfiguration of the entrance lobby, internal layout, and provision of new services and finishes throughout.

Externally the structure will be re-roofed and have Photovoltaic panels installed to improve the buildings carbon footprint. The scheme is expected to be handed over in May 2021.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority oversees large transport and infrastructure projects in the Leeds City Region, which includes Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

One of the best examples of late Victorian architecture in the City, Wellington House was originally built in the early 1900’s to provide warehousing and storage, before fire damage saw it re-built in the late 1980’s.

Rod Fry, Clugston Construction director, said: “We are delighted to be involved in what is an exciting project not only for West Yorkshire Combined Authority, but also for the continued regeneration of Leeds city centre.

“Wellington House has been around since the early 1900’s and remains an essential part of the city’s infrastructure, we are excited to be working with West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver this newly refurbishment building and help bring the facility firmly into the modern era.”

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