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Albion Street, West Riding House, Airedale House

Undated. View looks down Albion Street from the direction of the Headrow. In the centre of the photograph West Riding House is under construction (opened 1974). It was built on 19 storeys to provide office accommodation, and could boast being the tallest office building in the City of Leeds. At street level, several shops and businesses are visible including the Bradford and Bingley Building Society situated at the junction of Albion Street and Short Street, (leading to Butts Court) and Barclays Bank, which is next to the entrance to Airedale House, the office block on the right. Airedale House, completed in 1962 and built on 7 storeys, provided 6 floors of office space with shops and business premises at street level. It was designed by Architects Samuel Jackson & Son of Bradford. Continuing to the right are Greenwoods, men's outfitters, and Vista, electrical rentals.