The Temple Works building is Grade I listed and was designed by Architect James Combe based on ancient Egyptian architecture and built between 1838-1840, sited within the Holbeck Conservation Area. With an Egyptian style frontage modelled on the Temple of Horus at Edfu, Temple Works, also known as Temple Mill, is home to what was once proclaimed to be world’s largest room at about two acres; one of the world’s first hydraulic lifts; and innovative engineering techniques were used in its construction.
The building was in a significant state of disrepair after being left unoccupied since 2004. In 2008 the building suffered a partial collapse affecting the front elevation and roof structure and in 2009 was put on the Heritage At Risk register.
Faithful+Gould was originally appointed as lead consultant Building Surveyors and H&S advisors, for the Temple works Condition Surveys, Stabilisation and Repairs Recommendations. Our extensive knowledge of the complex building and site resulted in the commission being extended to provide Party Wall Advice, Fire Risk Assessment, Site Risk Assessments, Quantity Surveying, Principal Designer, Contract Administration, Procurement advice and also a full time Building Manager role.
We are proud to continue working with CEG on this historic Grade 1 Listed Building in the heart of the Temple area of the Southbank Leeds Regeneration plan and see the transformation of the surrounding area and community.