British Library North

To bring a new British Library site to the historic Temple Works site in Leeds.

Project overview

The British Library North project aims to deliver a new British Library presence in Leeds. The preferred site is currently the Grade I listed building, Temple Works, within the South Bank area of the city.

If viable, the project will involve the restoration and refurbishment of Temple Works to establish a new 8,000m2 facility for the British Library, providing learning, community, research, business incubation, events, and exhibition space.

Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Economic Implementation
District/ Area Leeds, City Centre, South Bank
Business Case Summary Item 9 - Appendix 2 - British Library North Temple Works - Business Case Summary
Funding £25 million Heritage devolution grant
Project Status Pre-development
Start and end dates 2021 - 2029
Delivery partners Leeds City Council, The British Library, CEG
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Last updated in March 2024