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Civic & Public Space

The Junction, Leeds

As part of a series of linked external spaces, which include communal gardens and a canalside square, we have recently designed a linear park that runs along a 360m section of listed Victorian viaduct in Leeds.

In 2016 we were appointed to deliver the landscape design for a large Build to Rent and retail scheme in Leeds City Centre. The former industrial site is a complex area situated between rail lines, rivers and canals and includes  a Victorian viaduct which stretches 360m along the southern boundary. Now disused, the viaduct previously acted as a key link into Leeds Train Station.

Our role was to reimagine the old viaduct as a high level linear park. Now complete the new park will evolve in character along its length, from a predominantly soft space as it runs over the River Aire and Leeds-Manchester Canal to one more urban in character towards the Apartment Buildings.

At the heart of the new park a major events space will give Leeds a unique venue with an elevated vantage point over the rest of the city.

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