Decision details

Design and Cost report for Temple Works, Holbeck, South Bank

Reference: D48150

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive Board will be asked to approve the principles that support the restoration of Temple Works.


The Director of City Development submitted a report which sought approval to the principles and a package of support by which the Council can work with Commercial Estates Group to support restoration proposals to bring the Grade I listed Temple Works in Holbeck, South Bank back into use. The report also sought approval of a related injection into the capital programme together with ‘authority to spend’ in order to facilitate urgent interim weather proofing to protect the building from ongoing water ingress before the onset of winter.


Following the consideration of Appendix 1 to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was



(a)  That approval be given for the Council to work with CEG to agree proposals for the longer term restoration of Temple Works;


(b)  That approval be given to the policy principles, as set out at section 5 of the submitted report, as a basis by which the Council will support a restoration of Temple Works, including if necessary the principle of acquiring adjoining land by way of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) (subject to an indemnity agreement being entered into);


(c)  That approval be given to the injection of £100,000 into the Capital Programme 33020 for the provision of grant support for urgent weather proofing works at Temple Works, and that the necessary authority to spend these sums be delegated to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning;


(d)  That approval be given for the Director of City Development, in accordance with the terms as set out in exempt appendix 1 to the submitted report, to produce and negotiate:-

(i)  legal agreements with CEG for the disposal of Council assets at Bath Road, Sweet Street and Leodis Court and where necessary, develops a vacant possession strategy for these assets;

(ii)  a grant agreement with CEG setting out the terms by which the Council will provide a restoration grant to help to restore Temple Works;

(iii)  a contribution of up to £560,000 from existing S106 contributions for public realm enhancements to Marshall Street which could include new public open space at the front of Temple Works;

(iv)  a CPO indemnity agreement with CEG.


(e)  That the Director of City Development be requested to submit a further report to Executive Board, providing an update on progress and seeking approval to:-

(i)  enter into legal agreements once negotiated and finalised;

(ii)  make a Compulsory Purchase Order if necessary to facilitate the land assembly required to deliver CEG’s scheme on the basis that any land proposed for a CPO would link to a restoration of Temple Works.


(f)  That the intention that CEG will be able to apply for a further grant contribution of up to £650k to fund stabilisation works at Temple Works, be noted, and that such an application would be funded by future land receipts and be subject to Council approval and further due diligence;


(g)  That approval be given for the Council’s land at Bath Road, Leodis Court and Sweet Street to be appropriated for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, so as to facilitate CEG’s proposals and the proper planning of the area.


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillor A Carter required it to be recorded that he abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)



Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Beeston and Holbeck;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The proposals have been developed in consultation with Historic England and the Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning.  Local Ward Members have also been consulted.


Both the Holbeck, South Bank Supplementary Planning Document and the South Bank Leeds Regeneration Framework were subject to comprehensive public consultations.


Historic England

Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning

Local Ward Members

Relevant Council Officers


Contact: Lee Arnell, Principal Regeneration Officer 0113 378 7717 Email:

Report author: Lee Arnell

Publication date: 26/11/2018

Date of decision: 21/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 21/11/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/12/2018

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