Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake regarding Burberry’s announcement that they are pulling out of plans to develop Temple Works in Leeds.
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said:
“Burberry have assured us that their proposal to create a factory in Leeds is still on the table and we will continue to work positively with them to achieve that. Their original site adjacent to Temple Works is still very much in the mix and we also have other options available.
We’re also looking forward to welcoming the relocated Burberry business support centre, bringing together much of their support services, along with 300 job roles, to Leeds later this year.
“Clearly it is disappointing that they are no longer pursuing the option of developing Temple Works, but we have been actively working on securing a sustainable and appropriate future use for what is one of the largest and most magnificent Grade I listed buildings in the North of England.”