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Steelwork starts on expanding Leeds commercial district

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Working on behalf of main contractor Wates, Elland Steel Structures has begun steel erection for the latest phase of the Wellington Place development in Leeds city centre.

Known as 11 & 12 Wellington Place, the project is said to be implementing the Design for Performance approach to deliver 22,700m2 of BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ office, retail and leisure space.

The Design for Performance initiative focuses on minimising the energy consumption of the building during operation, by addressing the performance gap between the assumed energy consumption at design stage and actual consumption.

The two 10-storey steel-framed buildings are connected by a central atrium and will both feature predominantly bronze facades.

A link bridge will span the atrium, while other features will include living green walls and inset balconies and roof terraces.

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