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Bridgewater Place
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General information
Status Complete
Type Skyscraper
Location Leeds, England
Coordinates 53°47′31″N 1°32′52″W / 53.7920°N 1.5479°W / 53.7920; -1.5479
Estimated completion 2006
Opening 2007
Roof 112 m (368 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Floor area 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Aedas
Developer KW Linfoot
Main contractor Bovis Lend Lease

Bridgewater Place, nicknamed The Dalek, is an office and residential skyscraper in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was the tallest building in Yorkshire at the time of being topped out in September 2005, but is now the second-tallest after another Leeds building, Altus House. Bridgewater Place is visible at up to 25 miles (40 kilometres) from most areas.

The building

The development has been designed by Aedas Architects with the developer being Landmark Development Projects and St James Securities with Bovis Lend Lease being the contractor. The developer of the residential element of Bridgewater Place is KW Linfoot.

It was first announced in 2000 and, following several redesigns and delays with the construction process, construction of the building began in 2004 and was completed in 2007. It became the tallest building in Leeds, by a significant margin, and Yorkshire (although this does not take into account structures such as Emley Moor transmitting station). Bridgewater Place has a height of 112 m (367 ft) to roof level. Originally the tower was to have a spire which would have extended the height of the building to 137 m (449 ft), however this was never built.

Bridgewater Place has 32 storeys, of which two are used for car parking, ten for offices and twenty for residential purposes. There is 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft) of floor space in the building with 200 flats and 400 underground car parking spaces serving both the residential and commercial areas of the building.

Current office tenants include Eversheds, Ernst & Young, ghd, BDO Stoy Hayward, 2plan wealth management, DWF LLP and NHS Digital. Retail tenants include Tesco, Starbucks, Panini Shack and Philpotts. The residential element of the development has proved to be a prestigious city centre address.

The major part of the building's construction was completed by late December 2006. include blue and purple.


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