This former 1920’s cinema provides the wow-factor to rail users visiting the city and is soon to be the new home to Channel 4.
The Majestic opened as a 2,400-seat super cinema in 1922. It was badly damaged by a fire in 2014 leaving a redundant shell and fragments of the Beaux-Arts style interior.
The proposed design drawn up by DLA Architects preserves and enhances the existing external fabric whilst inserting a new 66,000 sq.ft. exemplary Grade A workspace within, across seven floors.
Like the original design the building has a number of hidden gems for its occupants to discover. This includes the grand Palm Court to the rear of the building. This is a five storey, circular atrium topped with a glazed dome. Palm Court was designed as a re-interpretation of the historic access arrangement of the original cinema.
We provide advice on all aspects of Rights of Light , Daylight & Sunlight and Party Wall services to enable the redevelopment of the Majestic in Leeds to come to fruition and create a future landmark for the city.
Read our article on how we provide advice on all aspects of overriding Rights to Light. This article also looks into our previous work and the current situation of rights to light.
Client : City Square Developments
Architect : DLA Architects
Sector : Commercial
Rights of Light Services
Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)
Transferred Rights to Light
Rights to Light negotiation & settlement
Rights to Light compensation
Rights to Light insurance
Scheme cutbacks or enhancements
Laser Survey based full technical analysis
Maximum building envelopes
Pre-Acquisition strategic advice
Further Guidance when appointing a Rights of Light Surveyor
For further information please see our Rights of Light Fact Sheet.
The Government also published a rights to light fact sheet as part of a review by the Law Commission.