It has recently been announced that the global fashion brand Burberry will open a new manufacturing site in Leeds, costing £50m.
It has also been announced that Stanton Williams has been chosen to design the new manufacturing facility, which will see the Grade I listed Temple Works restored as part of the larger plans.
Construction work should begin in 2017 and the factory will open in 2019, which will become the main site for the production of the iconic Burberry trench coat.
The Egyptian style Temple Works building was previously a flax mill and was designed by James Combe, David Roberts, Joseph Bonomia and built between the years of 1836 and 1840 by John Marshall.
This is very exciting news for the city of Leeds, as it’s expected to offer many great job opportunities and will also help with the regeneration of this fantastic city.