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Project Award: 5 Wellington Place, Leeds

Key client, Shepherd Construction, has awarded Speedclad the contract for design, supply and installation of the cladding and glazed facade, in excess of £3 million, on the latest addition to Wellington Place in Leeds.

Speedclad has already successfully completed the cladding facade on 10 Wellington Place and is currently starting work on 6 Wellington Place, both also with Shepherd Construction. This new contract at 5 Wellington Place utilises Speedclad's cladding and curtain walling divisions jointly, enabling us to offer best value and practice to our client; drawing on the skills, knowledge and expertise of our whole team, supported by standardised and consistent operating procedures. The cladding is a natural stone rainscreen and the curtain walling is an aluminium system.

Wellington Place is set to become one of the largest and most prestigious city centre business quarters in Europe, offering a combined 1.2 million sq ft of commercial, retail, leisure and residential space. The scheme provides high quality accommodation centred on a strong community ethos and proactive ongoing management. Once complete, Wellington Place will boast 10 commercial buildings, 4 residential blocks and a multi-storey car park, along with attractive public domains including a significant riverfront space; the Urban Beach.

5 Wellington Place, on the corner of Northern Street and Whitehall Road, is the gateway to the Wellington Place estate. Its enviable location means that it is only 400m from Leeds City Station and within a 10-minute walk of over 70 restaurants and cafes. The 5 storey building will provide high specification offices as well as ground floor retail amenities.

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