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The future of Leeds

Leeds is changing at a rapid pace. From skyscrapers peppering the skyline and bold regeneration projects to new business hubs on the outskirts of town and the largest city centre park in the UK, there is a lot to be excited about.

And don’t forget the knowledge-rich employment base fuelled by the city’s universities. It is not surprising that Leeds was voted the best city in the north of England to live and work in. But, like other UK cities, it is still mitigating the deep impact of the past 18 months. So as we continue to emerge from the pandemic, how will Leeds achieve its ambition of becoming the best city in the UK?

In this film, produced in partnership with EG, Shoosmiths partners Richard Outhwaite and Alex Kirkhope join a panel of experts to offer their views on the modern Leeds and discuss what is required to take the city forward.

The full interview panel comprises:

  • Paul Pavia – head of development, MEPC
  • Dr Helen Hughes – associate professor, Leeds University Business School
  • Patrick Carter – director, national office, north, Savills
  • Mark Jackson – development director, Scarborough Group International
  • Mark Wilson – director, UK investment, Savills
  • Richard Outhwaite – partner, Shoosmiths
  • Alex Kirkhope – partner, Shoosmiths
  • Tim Burke – deputy editor, EG (chair)

Watch the film below.



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