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Demolition begins at historic Yorkshire Post building

Work has begun to demolish one of Leeds' most recognisable buildings.

Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building

The Yorkshire Post building on Wellington Street was sold to private investors in March.

It is thought they may now build a hotel, conference centre or apartment blocks on the site.

Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building

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VIDEO: Yorkshire Post staff get ready for final shift at old building

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.

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Yorkshire Post staff prepare to leave iconic building

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.

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.

– Helen Oldham, Yorkshire Post Newspapers.