Old Printworks building in Leeds restored for major studio space

December 2019

The handover is complete.

We’re proud to be handing over the new Leeds Studios on Whitehall Road to Leeds City Council and
Prime Studios. A big thank you to everyone involved on this important project for Leeds.

The new creative complex is said to be 15 minutes from the Majestic – where Channel 4 will be opening its new headquarters.

Acquired by Caddick Group in October 2017, the site will now host 110,000 sq ft of studio space after an extensive refurbishment, including the demolition of the Petty House office building and removal of abandoned plant machinery and asbestos.

The history of the former printworks spans almost 150 years, starting in 1865 when Petty & Sons family printing company first opened its doors.

Caddick has already secured Opera North as a tenant for a 9,000 sq ft unit in the six-acre site which it is using for storage and rehearsals.