Lumiere (skyscraper)

Lumiere (Skyscraper)

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Lumiere was a mixed-use skyscraper development in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, intended to be completed in 2010, Yorkshire Evening Post, 24 August 2010

Design and planning

The project represented the second phase of the redevelopment of a Royal Mail sorting office, which had already seen a tall former Royal Mail office reclad to become apartments called West Point.

It was planned than Lumiere would consist of two towers of heights 54 storeys / and 32 storeys / , both clad in glass, with the taller tower predominantly blue and the smaller tower of a reddish hue. The developers behind the project were KW Linfoot and Scarborough Development Group, and the designers were Ian Simpson Architects and, for the structural design, WSP Group. The construction was being carried out by Carillion.

If construction had proceeded the building would have housed a mixture of apartments, offices, shops, caf├ęs, restaurants and a Winter Garden. There would have been over of retail space and of usable office space in the development, and several restaurants and eating establishments. There would also have been around 650 apartments, communal areas and apartments designed by YOO designs.

If completed according to the original proposals, the tower would have become the tallest building in Leeds and Western Europe's tallest residential skyscraper....
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