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KIRKGATE MARKET STRATEGY

Extensive consultation has taken place over recent months to develop a strategy for redeveloping and refurbishing Kirkgate Market to secure its long term future. In this section of the website you will find all the relevant reports, documents, minutes of meetings and background info relating to the strategy.
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3 Apr 2014

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Trader Update and Executive Board Paper Proposal

Notes of the Trader Update Meeting held on 24 03 2014

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2 Apr 2014

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Design & Cost Report for the Proposed Improvement and Refurbishment of Kirkgate Market

The purpose of the report is to seek Executive Board’s approval of the RIBA Stage D design and cost proposals for the improvement and refurbishment of Kirkgate Market

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2 Apr 2014

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Kirkgate Market Project Board - December 2013

Agenda and minutes of Kirkgate Market project board meeting, 9th December 2013

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2 Apr 2014

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Kirkgate Market Project Board - October 2013

Agenda and minutes of Kirkgate Market project board meeting, 21st October 2013

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2 Apr 2014

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Kirkgate Market Project Board - September 2013

Agenda and Minutes of Kirkgate Market project board meeting, 10th September 2013

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2 Apr 2014

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Kirkgate Market Project Board

Minutes of Kirkgate Market project board meeting, 11th July 2013

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26 Jul 2013

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Kirkgate Market project board

Minutes of Kirkgate Market project board meeting, 11/6/13, covering:
- proposed electrical works, Kirkgate Market
- proposed redevelopment, George Street shops
- proposed contractor / design team procurement strategy

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24 Apr 2013

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March Update

Agenda, minutes and highlight report from March meeting (20/3/13) meeting of the Kirkgate Market Strategy Project Board.

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5 Mar 2013

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Executive Board Report and Appendices

Report considered by Leeds City Council Executive Board on 14/3/13, setting out recommendations for the future development and management of Kirkgate Market. Read more
28 Feb 2013

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February Update

Agenda, minutes and highlight report from the February meeting (5/2/13) of the Kirkgate Market Strategy Project Board.

8 Feb 2013

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January Update

Minutes, progress and highlight reports from January meeting (14/1/13) of the Kirkgate Market Strategy Project Board

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21 Jan 2013

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December Update

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21 Jan 2013

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December Project Board Meeting Minutes

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7 Jan 2013

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November Update

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7 Jan 2013

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November Project Board Meeting Minutes

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26 Nov 2012

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October Project Board Meeting Minutes

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26 Nov 2012

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October Update

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26 Nov 2012

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October Update

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12 Nov 2012

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Video: Is it time to tear down Leeds Market? (Yorkshire Post)

A video from the Yorkshire Post about Leeds Kirkgate Market consultation.

To watch the video visit the Yorkshire Post website here.

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7 Nov 2012

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Public Sessions

Monday 12 November At Leeds Marriott Hotel Read more
30 Oct 2012

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25 Oct 2012

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Unanswered question?

Got some unanswered questions on The Future of Leeds Kirkgate Market display? A member of the project team will be on this stall to help with any queries you have at the below dates & times in Unit 8, 1976 Market Hall, Leeds Kirkgate Market

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22 Oct 2012

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Kirkgate Market Stage 1 Public Engagement Report & Data

As background to the ‘The Future of Kirkgate Market’ booklet which was released last week, the report which analyses the findings of the public engagement that took place between April and July this year, can now be found on-line by clicking here. Read more
16 Oct 2012

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The Future of Kirkgate Market

You may remember in April through to July this year the Council, together with our Consultants NPS Group asked a wide range of people and organisations for their views on how the Council should invest money and resources to improve Kirkgate Market. We had over 3000 responses. Read more
16 Oct 2012

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Feedback Documents and Information

Please read through the attached documents and then click through below to fill in the feedback form.

Leeds Kirkgate Market Feedback Form

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11 Oct 2012

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Feasibility information goes public - Tuesday 16 October

I am pleased to announce that from next week we will have further information to share about the possible future improvements to the Market.

This feasibility information will be available for members of the public from Tuesday 16 October 2012.

This information will be made available via:

  • a display which will be open in Unit 8, Row A, 1976 Hall, Leeds Market from 10am Tuesday 16th October
  • information will be in libraries and one stop shops from Tuesday also

this information will be available for 8 weeks.

Traders and markets staff will be given advance briefings on Monday 15 October.

Please get involved, either via the unit in the market or your local library or one stop shop.

Sue Burgess, Markets Manager

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1 Oct 2012

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August Project Board Minutes

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5 Sep 2012

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Kirkgate Market Strategy: Behind the scenes with Paul Venn

As the Kirkgate Market Strategy project progresses we talk to Paul Venn, Director, Norfolk Property Services, the lead consultants on the project, to find out more about the process, and work taking place behind the scenes.

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23 Aug 2012

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July Project Board Minutes

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23 Aug 2012

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July Update

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6 Aug 2012

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Markets Manager: Answering your concerns

A few months ago I wrote a post about a report that had been commissioned looking into the future of the markets, in particular Leeds Kirkgate Market. We got some great comments including some things that we’d never even considered and didn’t know were an issue for our customers until you told us. Since then we have appointed a contractor to carry out the immediate work that needs doing to repair the wear and tear of the building. We have also appointed national consultancy NPS to provide the Council with the information it asked for at Executive board in February to help it decide on the best way forward for the markets, and have undertaken a very wide ranging formal consultation which has now come to end. Over the next couple of months the work to establish what is possible, how much it might cost and the best options to safeguard the future of the markets will continue. We created a special area of the website to help you keep up to date with the work happening behind the scenes. There are no hidden agendas, as I said in my previous post, this process is not about hiding information and making secret plans. It’s about providing a successful and profitable future for a much loved part of the city and being open and transparent as we go through this process. With this in mind I'm writing this post to answer some recent concerns that have been raised with us. Read more
27 Jul 2012

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What happens next?

Thank you to everyone who took part in the online survey and gave your views on the future of Leeds Kirkgate Market.

The survey has now closed and we will be pulling together the results to inform the feasibility study, but until then there is still plenty of work happening on the feasibility study to determine what options there are for the future of the markets and what implications they have. The study started in April of this year and is expected to be completed by Christmas 2012 with a final report submitted to Leeds City Council's Excutive Board of politicians and senior managers in January 2013.

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27 Jul 2012

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Leeds Kirkgate Market: Managing the risks

Leeds Kirkgate Market is close to the hearts of many in the city. The strategy project is not without its risks which are closely monitored throughout the project. In response to a recent enquiry we would like to share the nature of those risks with you. Attached to this article is the risk register for the project. This document is updated on an ongoing basis to monitor the risks and challenges with the project as it progresses, and ensure that should a risk increase the team are aware of the situation and able to respond accordingly. Read more
19 Jun 2012

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June Project Board Meeting Minutes

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19 Jun 2012

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June Update

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21 May 2012

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May Update

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21 May 2012

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May Project Board Meeting Minutes

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23 Apr 2012

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April Update

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23 Apr 2012

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April Project Board Meeting Minutes

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21 Apr 2012

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Brief to consultants: Feasibility Study

Leeds City Council previously had an in-house architectural design team. This team created some of best known public spaces and buildings including Millennium Square, The Electric Press and the city’s wider framework for development.

Following a restructuring within Leeds City Council a joint venture was created with Norfolk Property Services (NPS), also originally a public sector design team. The city council have an agreement in place for NPS Leeds to undertake all major design work over £250,000.

On 21st April 2012 NPS Leeds were appointed to undertake further feasibility and design concept work for the future of Leeds Kirkgate Market.

The full brief is available for download here. The main areas of work that NPS Leeds is appointed to undertake include:

  • Five options have been put forward by the original report ranging from £6m to £20m+. This stage of work will determine a range of design proposals for each option.
  • Identifying key considerations from accessibility and logistics of a busy working market to procurement and legal implications.
  • Propose suggestions for surveys, consultations and research studies where necessary.
  • Assisting with risk management.

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21 Apr 2012

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Brief to consultants: Feasibility Study

20 Apr 2012

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Who's who of decision making


Decision making within the public sector can often be a complex process made up of a series of boards and groups all representing different areas of the project stakeholders, and interests. This diagram aims to explain how the decision making process for this project will work and who all of the different teams and project partners area. 

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20 Mar 2012

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Terms of Reference: Leeds Kirkgate Market Strategy Project Board

19 Mar 2012

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March Project Board Meeting - Minutes

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15 Mar 2012

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March Update

Since the last update in February the project team have started to action some of the points from the project board meeting. The latest developments include:

  • The development of a brief for consultants to take on the next stage of feasibility and design options.
  • The majority of the £400k of urgent repairs will be completed by the city council’s in-house property management team.
  • A consultation plan is being drafted to ensure that stakeholders are informed and their views are considered throughout the study.
  • A recommendation has been passed to Executive Board to consider rent reductions at Leeds Kirkgate Market.

You can read the full update by clicking the download link below.

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15 Mar 2012

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21 Feb 2012

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16 Feb 2012

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February update


Following the release of the initial feasibility report undertaken by Quarterbridge Management Consultancy, we have consulted a number of stakeholders including traders, customers, senior managers and council officials.

A recent Executive Board meeting considered the proposals put forward by the Quarterbridge report and agreed the following actions:

  • £400,000 of urgent maintenance work to repair wear and tear on the existing structure of Leeds Kirkgate Market
  • Agreed in principle to a 25% reduction, however this was subject to further investigation and recommendations for the future organisation of the market.
  • Agreed to a second phase of feasibility study to develop proposals to modernise the 1976, 1981 and George Street Shops area of the market.
  • Agreed to undertake an options appraisal to explore the pros and cons of a public private sector partnership to replace the existing markets management structure.

You can find the full update by clicking the download link below.

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16 Feb 2012

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10 Feb 2012

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1 Feb 2012

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Market Hall Building Surveys

There have been a number of detailed structural surveys of the Leeds Kirkgate Market Buildings to examine the current condition and estimated cost of repair. One report focuses on the 1875 and 1904 market halls and a separate document relates to the 1976 and 1981 market halls. Read more
12 Jan 2012

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Quarterbridge Report Released

We wrote a blog post entitled "What do you want Leeds Markets to be like in the future?" to provide an summary of some of the ideas and issues addressed in a feasibility report commissioned by Leeds City Council. The Blog post and report gave rise to some interesting discussion in the comments. Follow this link to read the blog. Read more
12 Jan 2012

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Quarterbridge Report

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