The Yorkshire Post building was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in December 1970. Our cameras were there to see him given a guided tour of the new facility. This mute film footage captures the moments when he met the staff of the day.
It will be the end of an era for a landmark building in Leeds tomorrow. Journalists at the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening Post are getting ready for their final shifts on Wellington Street.
They will be moving to a new office block nearby but it means one of the most recognisable buildings for people driving in and out of the city may be demolished, as James Webster now reports.
The surveyor responsible for finding a buyer for the Yorkshire Post building admits it may end up getting demolished. Paul Fox says he has already had people expressing an interest in the site but thinks it will need a creative buyer to find a way of retaining any of the old building.
The for sale sign is already up at the Yorkshire Post building. The firm Fox Lloyd Jones has only just started marketing the site which is expected to ultimately be completely redeveloped.
Staff at the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening Post are preparing to leave their iconic building just outside the centre of Leeds. After more than 40 years on Wellington Street the editorial department is moving to a new home on Whitehall Road.
The building was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1970 and used to be home to more than 1000 people. Now around 300 staff are there. They will move to No 1 Whitehall this weekend where they will be joined later by some staff from the Wakefield Express. The Wellington Street site is now for sale.
– Helen Oldham, Yorkshire Post Newspapers.
I am delighted that we have secured high profile, quality, city centre premises for our Leeds and Wakefield businesses. The move signifies a sizeable investment in our people and will provide an environment in which we can take our highly regarded media brands forward positively.