Sunday, June 26, 2005

Egyptian-style building in Leeds to be renovated
An Egyptian-style building in Leeds may be rennovated as part of a plan to create a new urban development project. "London-based SJS Property Management wants to invest £180m to transform the Egyptian-style Temple Works building in Holbeck and surrounding land . . . . The building would be reborn as what the developers call a "cultural retail" centre – a mix of shops and more highbrow attractions such as art and sculpture – following a trend already established in Europe. Temple Works is a Grade I listed former flax mill built between 1836 and 1840. It was based on the Temple of Horus at Edfu, reflecting a craze for ancient Egypt which swept Europe in the first half of the 19th century". There is a photograph of the building on the above page, showing how sadly it has deteriorated. See the article for more.

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