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 Jessica Ashton on (0113) 247 4776 or Adele Blacklock on 0113 247 8126 . For any other information such as training or community events, please contact Carole Osborne on 0113 247 8139.