This is what Channel 4's new national HQ in Leeds is going to look like inside

David Prior's picture
by David Prior

These pictures give the first glimpse of what Channel 4's new national HQ in Leeds is going to look like.

Leeds beat Manchester and Birmingham to be selected as the broadcaster's new headquarters in October 2018, with 300 jobs in the process of moving up from London.

Last April, Channel 4 announced it had chosen the historic Majestic building in the city centre, and it is currently undergoing a complete renovation ahead of staff moving in by the summer.

A CGI showing the finished Majestic building

And now developer Rushbond has given an insight into what can be expected when the scheme is completed with the release of a number of CGIs.

The pictures show how the Majestic, which opened as a 2,400-seat cinema back in 1922, has been redesigned to create 66,000 sq ft of office space across seven floors. Channel 4 will be taking 27,000 sq ft of that space across four floors.

Mark Finch, director at Rushbond, said: “As the contractor moves towards completion, the building is changing every day – and we begin to move from concept visuals to proper photography!

How the new Channel 4 HQ will look inside

“This final batch of CGIs not only portrays how the new contemporary additions will sit within the historic fabric of the building, but also looks at ways in which the interior floors could be configured and designed, as inspiration for potential occupiers.

“The contrast of new and old is serving to create a captivating space which will be a fitting home for exciting, forward-thinking businesses in Leeds, unlike anything else currently on the market.

“Interest in the remaining floors, from the super-height lower ground through to the third, continues to be strong as we move towards spring.”

The redevelopment has been designed by DLA Architecture and is being constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine. Knight Frank and JLL are joint marketing agents acting on behalf of the Rushbond Group.

More pictures of how the finished HQ will look:

Enjoyed this? Get our latest updates in your inbox every day

Subscribe to Prolific North’s morning newsletter to keep up with all the most important things going on in your sector.