Flood defences: Leeds

Leeds will benefit from a £50.5m investment Photo: Arup
The River Aire in Leeds as it appears now Credit: Arup
  • A £50.5 million flood defence will protect 500 businesses in the city centre.
  • It will create more than 18,000 jobs over the next decade.
  • Leeds City Council has brought in £10 million towards the cost of the scheme, with a further £5 million to be raised from local businesses.
The River Aire as it is now Credit: Arup
The River Aire as it will look once one of the existing weirs has been replaced as part of the new flood defences Credit: Arup