"Corn Exchange, now quite empty" Leeds Things to Do Tip by traceyspacey
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I live not that far from the corn exchange and I had heard that it is not only impressive inside but also had some shops that were worth looking in. The Corn exchange is one of Britian's finest Victorian buildings. It was designed by Cuthbert Broderick who also designed the Leeds town hall. As the name suggests it was completed in 1864 and used for corn exchange. It was converted into a shopping centre in the 1980's. However, when you walk in now you will notice that only two shops remain. It was taken over in November 2007 with plans for it to be a food emporium forcing the existing independent traders out. There has been from what I have heard a lot of opposition to this. It's a shame that this is happening as the building deserves more. As you walk in you can look up through the domed glass roof and just imagine the history of this place. It may be sad to see it empty, but I am glad that I have had a chance to see inside.
Address: Duncan street
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