What the £30m Headrow renovation will look like when it's done

By District Energy posted 08-12-2020 14:58


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A new animation showing what the Headrow will look like after its £30m renovation has been revealed.

The scheme, set to be completed in spring 2021, will feature wider pavements for pedestrians as well as safer crossings and cycle ways.

Buses will have more priority on the Headrow than before, while more greenery will be added.

Since the scheme started a year ago, nine shipping container sized tree pits have been dug out ready for the first semi-mature trees to be planted.

Additionally, 2.5 miles of paving (or 11,900 paving slabs) have been added along the route.

Other environmentally friendly additions include district heating pipes between Eastgate and Oxford Place, which will transfer energy from waste, and will eventually provide low carbon heat and water for buildings including Leeds City Museum, Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall, as well as nearly 1,000 homes connected to the scheme.

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Councillor Lisa Mulherin, Leeds City Council executive member for climate change, transport and sustainable development, said: “I am thrilled to see this exciting scheme making progress and would firstly like to offer my thanks to people for their patience over the past year while we have carried out this crucial work. Without the co-operation from residents, workers, bus drivers, cyclists and pedestrians the success of this scheme would not have been possible.