In this article, we’re taking a look at the 19 tallest buildings in Yorkshire.
19 Of The Tallest Buildings in Yorkshire – Jump to:
- Bridgewater Place
- Plaza Hotel
- St Pauls Tower
- Opal Tower
- Arts Tower
- Park Plaza Hotel
- Tower North Central
- Candle House
- Cottingley Tower
- Broadcasting Tower
- Leeds Town Hall
- Clarence House
- Velocity Tower
- Bradford City Hall
- West Point
- Sheffield Town Hall
- Royal Hallamshire Hospital
What’s the tallest building in Yorkshire?
Bridgewater Place | Leeds | 112 metres
Bridgewater Place is the tallest building in Yorkshire. It stands at a whopping 112 metres, towering above every other building in the city. It was built in 2007 and is used as both a residential and commercial business. It’s been somewhat controversial over the year as its unusual shape accelerates the wind in the area and the nearby roads are often closed to avoid accidents.
The Plaza Tower | Leeds | 106 metres
The Sky Plaza stands at 37 storeys and is a residential skyscraper in Arena Quarter. Although it’s not the tallest building in Leeds, it’s the 2nd tallest student accommodation building in the world. Word started on the building in 2007 and was completed in 2009.
St Pauls Tower | Sheffield | 101 metres
The 3rd tallest building in Yorkshire, St Paul’s Tower is an upscale residential development which was completed in 2011. Although it’s technically the tallest building in Sheffield, the Arts Tower has a higher roof due to being built on higher ground.
Opal Tower | Leeds | 90 metres
With 25 storeys, Opal Tower serves as student accommodation, it was completed in 2008 and consists of 25 storeys.
Pinnacle (West Riding House) | Leeds | 80 metres
Pinnacle (formerly known as West Riding House) dates back to 1973 and was officially the tallest building in Leeds up until 2005. It includes retail units and offices as well as housing a small multi-storey car park.
Arts tower | Sheffield | 78 metres
Arts Tower is one of the oldest buildings on the list, being completed in 1966 and is owned by the University of Sheffield. Its design is renowned architecturally and was described as “the most elegant university tower block in Britain of its period.) The building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
Park Plaza Hotel | Leeds | 77 metres
Park Plaza Hotel is a tower block in Leeds near the train station. It was also opened in 1966 and was redesigned in 2004 to house the four star Park Plaza Hotel. It was the tallest building in Leeds for just 6 years until being surpassed by West Riding House.
Tower North Central | Leeds | 77 metres
Tower North Central, or Arena Point as it’s now known is a 77 metre office tower which has 20 floors. It’s exactly the same size as the Park Plaza hotel and is used as office space. It was built in 1967 before being refurbished in 2003.
Candle House | Leeds | 75 metres
Candle house is a peculiar looking building found beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire. It was built in 2009 and is used for a variety of uses, including housing a popular bar and restaurant.
K2 | Leeds | 74 metres
Completed in 1972, K2 is a residential tower block found in the city centre. It has a mixture of uses, including a number of bars. It was originally built as Dudley House and was an office block occupied by Leeds City Council. It was redeveloped and reclad in the early 2000s. Interestingly, it was once home to Leeds own Hard Rock Cafe.
Cottingley Towers |Leeds | 72 metres
Cottingley Towers is a high rise tower block of rented accommodation on top of a hill in Cottingley, Leeds.It was built in 1972 and was refurbished in 1989. It was once considered the tallest residential building in Europe.
Broadcasting Tower | Leeds | 70 metres
Broadcasting Tower is a university building in Woodhouse Lane, Leeds and forms part of Leeds Beckett University. It was designed by Stirling Prize-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and is well known for its unusual shape and rust-like appearance. It was officially opened in 2009.
Leeds Town Hall | Leeds | 69 metres (lol)
Leeds Town Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in Leeds. It was designed by Cuthbert Broderick, who also designed the Corn Exchange. It was opened in 1858 and is used for many things in 2018, including a myriad of great events.
Clarence House | Leeds | 66 metres
Clarence House stands at 66 metres and consists of over 200 apartments and 6 retail units. It is the final residential phase of the Clarence Dock scheme, which brought the total number of apartments to over 1000. It was opened in 2007.
Velocity Tower | Sheffield | 66 metres
Velocity Tower was completed in 2010 and consists of 22 storeys which overlooks Sheffield City Centre. It houses apartments. An application to develop the building into 36 storeys was rejected by Sheffield City Council, although plans to develop it to 30 storeys are underway.
Bradford City Hall | Bradford | 66 metres
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West Point | Leeds | 65 metres
West Point (once known as Royal Mail House) stands at 65 metres and is a residential tower block with over 350 residential units. It was once occupied by the Royal Mail before the old building was mostly demolished in 2003 before being redeveloped into the building we see today.
Sheffield Town Hall | Sheffield | 61 metres
Sheffield Town Hall was built in 1897 and was opened by Queen Victoria. It was designed by architect E.W Mountford and has been developed various times over the years. It’s a grand and intriguing building with surrounding buildings such as the peace gardens making it one of the most visited buildings in Sheffield.
Royal Hallamshire Hospital | Sheffield | 61 metres
Royal Hallamshire Hospital consists of over 850 beds and has was founded in 1971. It was designed by Adams, Holden and Pearson over two phases. It’s the third biggest building in Sheffield.