Former City Press building will be demolished for Kirkstall flood defences

Plans have been submitted at St Ann's Mills. Photo: Google

A building at the historic St Ann’s Mills complex in Kirkstall will be demolished to make way for new flood defences alongside the River Aire.

Leeds City Council planners approved the proposals, from engineers BAM Nuttall, to demolish the former City Press building next to the main office building on the site.

The demolition is required to allow BAM Nuttall to build flood defence walls, as part of a multi-million pound scheme to protect the Kirkstall Valley area from flooding following the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

The building – described as ‘redundant’ in the planning application – is a single storey stone constructed building, which had been used as a workshop in the past. 

Following demolition, the site will be landscaped and returned to greenspace.

The plans can be viewed in full here.


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