Architecture of the Leeds Corn Exchange

Ironically, no corn is exchanged anymore nowadays
7 Mar 2022
Leeds Corn Exchange
Leeds Corn Exchange

The Leeds Corn Exchange is a Victorian themed building in Leeds, England, built in 1863.

The Leeds Corn Exchange was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, an architect from Hull, UK best known for his designs for Leeds Town Hall. The building was built between 1861 and 1863. The dome design was inspired by the Bourse de commerce in Paris by François-Joseph Bélanger and François Brunet.

Previously, the Leeds Corn Exchange building was indeed used as a means of exchanging corn commodities. However, in the late 1980s, the building was renovated and converted into a retail shopping facility.

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Renovation

Following further renovations in 2007, the Leeds Corn Exchange (Leeds Corn Exchange) re-opened in November 2008 as a retail boutique shopping centre. The 1,230 sqm ground floor was leased by Piazza by Anthony until its sudden closure in June 2013.

In 2017 the Leeds Corn Exchange was acquired by property company Rushbond. As of 2019, the Corn Exchange contained around 30 independent retailers and food outlets.

Although it no longer functions as a corn commodity exchange center. This building is one of only three remaining Corn Exchanges in the UK.

Interior of the Leeds Corn Exchange during the holiday season /
Interior of the Leeds Corn Exchange during the holiday season / Cmglee

Photos of Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange building exterior /
Leeds Corn Exchange building exterior / Wikipedia
Leeds Corn Exchange in 2019 /
Leeds Corn Exchange in 2019 / Visit Leeds

Reference: Wikipedia, Official Website

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