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Lower Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Initiative

Lower Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Initiative

The Lower Kirkgate Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme aims to revitalise the lower Kirkgate area through the repair, restoration, conservation and re-use of historic buildings on the  south side of Kirkgate below Call Lane.  The THI scheme incorporates the iconic First White Cloth Hall, a Grade II* listed building which brought about early mercantile development of cloth in Leeds.

This initiative aims to tackle the structural and economic decline resulting from a lack of investment and attention in the buildings and streetscape.

The scheme was launched on 4th April 2013 with the help of a £1.5 million award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Photos and an update on the launch event are available as downloads on this page.


If you are interested in applying for a grant, please contact ‚ÄčAdele Blacklock  on  0113 247 4776.  For any other information such as training or community events, please contact Carole Osborne on 0113 247 8139.