Cloth Hall Court Redevelopment

Completed: June 2017

A dedicated conference and events venue in the heart of Leeds

Status:

Complete

Work began:

December 2016

Work completed:

June 2017

Investment:

£4.5m

Architects:

Sheppard Robson

Contractors:

Overbury

The £4.5m redevelopment of Cloth Hall Court has transformed the Grade II listed building into a high quality conference and events venue in the heart of Leeds and has also created a new hub for our Enterprise Services team.

Previously home to the Leeds Law School, who are now located in a new facility in the Portland Building, Cloth Hall Court now offers a range of contemporary high-end conferencing suites. There are 10 dedicated conferencing spaces in total across the first three floors of the building, which each meet the needs of wide ranging capacities, from as little as 10 up to as much as 300. Each space is flexible and open plan, and can be adapted to meet the varying needs of the end user.

In addition, the building also boasts a 300-seat reception and dining area on the ground floor which delivers the main hospitality for visitors. There are, however, breakout and self-serve refreshment points located throughout the building to encourage both visitor interaction and idea generation.

The project involved a full strip out and reconfiguration of the existing spaces on the first three floors, and the complete remodelling of the internal floor plates to create a spacious and creative interior environment. Cellular rooms with convoluted corridors have been replaced with large, flexible, dual aspect spaces and modern, white-washed walls coupled with innovative textures and natural finishes give the feel of a contemporary environment. Large original windows have also been used to offset the contemporary elements, allowing daylight to flood and accentuate each room.

In addition to the conference spaces that were developed, a new hub for our enterprise services team was also created on the third floor of the building, who offer a range of expert training, mentoring and business services for the local business community.

All of the existing office spaces on the floor were refreshed and two new state of the art training rooms were created, from which the team delivers a range of New Technology Institute (NTI) courses. These are highly specialist training spaces that are packed with a range of high spec furniture and technology to meet the requirements needed to deliver the courses. Both rooms are equipped with full HD 1080p, deep colour projection systems, HDCP compliant video systems, a full HD document camera and an intuitive touch panel interface that allows simple switching of all video and audio sources.

The new hub has also provided a new headquarters for the Yorkshire Institute of Directors and the Unity Club, who are both partnered with our enterprise services team to help connect businesses throughout the region to better support business growth.