Kirkgate market refurbishment
Redevelopment and refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate Market is vital in securing its long term future as a popular retail destination in Leeds city centre. Leeds City Council has committed £12.3m to the redevelopment project which will concentrate on:
  • a programme of maintenance and renewal to bring the building up to modern standards
  • retention of the 1976 and 1981 halls and replacement of their roof covering to give it a further 15 years life
  • introduction of a covered daily market in the existing 1976 hall
  • creation of a new ‘heart’ to provide a central events space, and new pedestrian routes linking the George Street, New York Street and Vicar Lane entrances
  • improved signage, screens and maps to help people find their way around
  • creation of distinct retail zones to attract shoppers to all areas of market, in particular relocation of Butchers Row adjacent to Fish and Game Row
  • opening up the frontage of the Market to the new Victoria Gate development, improving loading and servicing arrangements and easing congestion on George Street.
On this site you’ll be able to find all of the relevant reports, documents, minutes of meetings and background information relating to the redevelopment and refurbishment works.

The redevelopment work is currently set to begin in February 2015 and is expected to complete in mid-2016 ahead of completion of the new Victoria Gate development.

Information for non-English speakers

Extensive consultation has taken place to develop a strategy for refurbishing Kirkgate Market to secure its long term future. In this section of the website you will find all the relevant reports, documents, minutes of meetings and background information relating to the strategy. If you do not speak English and you need help in understanding any of the documents, please call the number below and state the name of your language. We will then put you on hold while we contact an interpreter.

Call: 0113 222 4444

Non-English speakers: view this information in community languages