Electric Press & Carriage Works, Leeds

Panter & Hudspith
Date Built
Completred 2005
Millennium Square
This collection of buildings, located adjacent to Millennium Square and Leeds Civic Hall, is described by the architects respoonsible for its transformation as a, "Dynamic mixrd-use scheme in the heart of Leeds."  The project turned a collection of disused and essentially deralict warehouses into a venue that includes a number of restaurants , city-centre. workspace and The Carriageworks Theatre.

The Carriage Works is home to two performance spaces.  The main auditorium is a proscenium arch theatre with a capacity of 349, and caters for larger-scale productions. The Studio is an intimate and flexible studio space with a maximum capacity of 77, accommodating intimate dramas, puppetry, and everything in between.

The Electric Press Building is a Grade II listed building dating from c1900 that started life as a printing works for the firm of Chorley and Pickersgill.