What are we to make of Burberry saying ‘no thanks’ to restoring Temple Works in Holbeck? For those who don’t know it, Temple Works is the jewel in the crown of Leeds’ industrial heritage, but we are perilously close to losing it forever. Built in the 1840’s as a Flax
Burberry have pulled out of a deal that would have seen them refurbishing the Grade I listed Temple Works as part of their new manufacturing base in Holbeck. Back in November 2015 we reported on Burberry’s plans for a £50m state-of-the-art manufacturing plant employing 1,000 workers to make their iconic
The Yorkshire Post reported this week that Burberry are “taking a moment to think through” their plans to build a new manufacturing base in Holbeck on the old Kays site. I say the Kays site, but it’s a whole bunch of sites, including perhaps most importantly Temple Works, the Grade
Two men have been walking in ever decreasing circles around Holbeck for the last week collecting objects of interest as they progress. Luckily for you I’m not an art critic, otherwise I might have spun that sentence out to fill the whole column, lost you as a reader and ended
The ‘South Bank’, the parts of Holbeck and Hunslet close to the River Aire, are going through big changes and more are to come. Leeds City Council is now asking for your views as they shape their plans for the area. The area has already seen new campuses for Leeds
The pioneering and much-loved Temple Works cultural project, templeworksleeds.com, in Holbeck is this month shutting up shop at the iconic old flax mill where they’ve been based for the past 6 years. As previously reported on South Leeds Life, major manufacturers Burberry are now looking to move onto the site.
We received the following letter today: I’ve just read your piece in the South Leeds Life December issue. As a longtime Holbeck man I would like to know along with a lot of other longtime Holbeck residents where the new name of South Bank came from? I cannot find it