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Bank Street entrance to Trinity Leeds (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imageView of the Bank Street (north) entrance to Trinity Leeds on a snowy March day. The photograph is taken from Commercial Street and looks in the direction of the new businesses which had opened in this part of Trinity Leeds, the restaurant, Meat Liquor and the lingerie chain, Victoria’s Secret.
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Bank Street from Boar Lane (City Centre)
Colour imageMarch 2015. At the time this image was taken the new shopping centre, Trinity Leeds , had been open for two years and here we see the completed access/egress for Trinity West, which was formerly the south end of Bank Street. The modern curved Boar Lane frontage of Trinity Leeds, off camera right, is sympathetic to the curved corner of the Victorian building at the west side of the junction with Bank Street, left, which dates from the 1880s. This is number 63 Boar Lane, which houses a branch of Sainsbury’s Local. It was at one time The Peel public house.
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Bank Street Gates, Trinity Leeds. (City Centre)
Colour imageMarch 2015. The Bank Street (northern) entrance to Trinity Leeds (off Commercial Street) are hung with these metal gates designed by Leeds based artist and sculptor, Ian Judd in collaboration with Arts Facilitator, Antonia Stowe. His design for these gates, which measure 3.2 metres in height and 3.8 metres in width, expresses the rich heritage of Leeds and the diversity of modern Leeds life. He chose to work with a traditional drawing technique combined with the latest technology. There is so much to observe in these gates, including many aspects of family life, working life in factories, offices and retail, the railways, sport, the arts etc. We see a woman working at a sewing machine producing garments for the traditional tailoring trade while a saleswoman is showing off a dress to a fashionable customer. There are even representations of some of the most iconic buildings in Leeds like the Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church and, of course, the glass dome of the new Trinity Leeds. The gates were commissioned by the developer of Trinity Leeds, Land Securities and installed in 2013.
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Boar Lane at the junction with Bank Street (City Centre)
Black & White image1869. Photographed by A. McCaulay in 1869 for the City Engineers Department. This was when Boar Lane was being widened to 66 feet in an improvement scheme which involved demolition of the south side. This is the north side which was rebuilt in the 1880s. Bank Street, at the extreme right, is named after the Bank of England which was located there in 1827. A horse and cart waits in front of number 41 Boar Lane, Peel's Hotel run by victualler, Henry Cowbrough. Next door is number 42, the wholesale shoe and leather warehouse, managed by Joseph Conyer Junior & Ashworth, curriers. A horse and carriage are super-imposed on the image in Bank Street. This part of Boar Lane has seen several changes over the decades. Presently, (2012) work is in progress on Trinity Leeds, an iconic shopping centre due to open in the Spring of 2013. It can be seen from Boar Lane on what was formally Bank Street and next to Trinity Church. It covers over 1 million square feet, designed on three levels with frontages on Briggate, Albion Street and Commercial Street.
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Boar Lane entrance to Trinity Leeds (City Centre) (4 comments)
Colour imageMarch 2015. This image tells a tale of three centuries as it shows the 21st century frontage and entrance of Trinity Leeds adjacent to the 18th century Holy Trinity Church, with its 19th century spire. Of course, the new retail and leisure centre, which opened at Easter 2013, takes its name from the landmark Holy Trinity Church. The curved frontage of Trinity Leeds compliments the curved lines of the church, not seen in this image, and also those of the late Victorian buildings along this north side of Boar Lane. Trinity Leeds owes its construction to Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC), which can be moulded to create complex curves. The GRC panels are then attached to a steel frame and the exterior can be finished using different methods. The exterior of Trinity Leeds has been sandblasted to give the appearance of sandstone. The Anglican church, designed by William Etty, (c1634-1708) was consecrated by the Archbishop of York on the 10th August 1727. It is built in ‘durable moor stone’ but originally had a wooden spire. In 1839 the wooden spire was severely damaged in a hurricane, which rendered it dangerous. Architect, Robert Dennis Chantrell (1793 – 1872) designed a new spire. ‘The present form of the steeple, in stories diminishing upwards, resembling the Italian churches, is light and elegant, and it gives the fine tower on which it is placed, a greater apparent elevation than the old spire’. (Leeds Mercury 14th December 1839). The new spire was in keeping with the Roman Doric design of the church and rises 6 ft higher than the previous plain octagonal spire.
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