Decision details

City Square Public Realm

Reference: D50705

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the commissioning of a design competition to determine design options for the redesign of City Square.


The Director of City Development:


a)  Approved the commissioning of a RIBA led design competition to determine design options for the future redesign of City Square;

b)  Noted that a design brief is to be developed with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to support the design competition and be submitted to Executive Board at the appropriate time;

c)  Noted the responsibility to oversee the delivery of the redesign of City Square;

d)  Noted that the outcome of the design competition will be presented to Executive Board for consideration and endorsement of the preferred bidder.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefing for ward members Little London & Woodhouse and Hunslet and Riverside. Public and stakeholder engagement will be undertaken on the submitted designs.


Elected Members

Public and Key Stakeholders

Contact: Jane Cash, Senior Project Manager 0113 378 7705 Email:

Publication date: 10/03/2020

Date of decision: 26/03/2020

Effective from: 03/04/2020

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