Leeds Civic Hall

Leeds Civic Hall

Leeds Civic Hall is a civic building housing Leeds City Council, located in Millennium Square, Leeds, England. The design was the result of a competition held in 1926, which was won by Vincent Harris. Work began in 1931 and the hall was opened by King George V on 23 August 1933.

Costing £360,000 to construct, it is notable that due to the Great Depression, most people employed in its construction would otherwise have been unemployed, therefore the building's construction was used as a form of job creation. The building houses Leeds City Council and includes offices such as the Lord Mayor's room, council chambers and a banqueting hall.

Leeds Civic Hall is a Grade II* listed building.

In addition to the Civic Hall, the iconic Town Hall is still used for concerts and other functions, as well as housing some council offices.

See Also

*Architecture in Leeds

External links

* [http://www.vrleeds.co.uk/leeds/leeds-civic-hall/civic_hall_reception.html Virtual Tour inside Leeds Civic Hall]

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