Work is expected to complete in spring 2025. Credit: via Perfect 10 PR

Clegg Construction picked for Leeds hotel revamp

Work has started at the Belfont-operated Cosmopolitan Hotel on the corner of Lower Briggate and Swinegate, which will see refurbishment and an expansion to 108 bedrooms.

The design and build project will modernise the building and includes the refurbishment of existing bedrooms, as well as creating new bedrooms, to take the total number of guest rooms to 108.

Clegg will also be charged with modernising ground floor function rooms, the restaurant and bar, as well as the installation of new windows and renovations to the roof and elevations.

The contractor’s pre-construction director, Ross Crowcroft, said: “We are very pleased to have started on site to refurbish and modernise one of the most iconic hotels in Leeds city centre.

“This refurbishment of the Cosmopolitan Hotel for Belfont Hotels will upgrade a landmark building in the heart of Leeds and turn it into a leading hospitality venue which will be perfect for both leisure and corporate demand.

“Clegg Construction is extremely familiar with the area around The Cosmopolitan Hotel, as we are currently on site at Spinners Yard in Regent Street delivering a 185-apartment private rented scheme for Rise Homes, plus we are working on an 11-storey student accommodation development in Leylands Road.”

Other members of the development team include project manager Edmond Shipway, architect Franklin Ellis and engineer Rodgers Leask.

Work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025.

The scheme is the latest in a long line of hotel projects undertaken by Clegg Construction, which is also currently on site with a job in York for Premier Inn.

In Leeds, Clegg delivered the recladding of the Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Arena hotel in 2021 and creation of the Premier Inn Leeds Headingley, constructed on top of the Arndale shopping centre, in 2017.

Keval Thakerar and Akshay Dhamecha, directors at Belfont Hotels, commented: “We are excited to be working with Clegg Construction on this refurbishment that will see the Cosmopolitan Hotel repositioned as one of Leeds City Centre’s leading hotels, benefitting the local economy and community.”

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