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Brewery Wharf – What’s Special About This Area?

31st March 2016

Brewery Wharf is located to the south of the City, on the banks of the River Aire and only a stone’s throw from a number of popular leisure and shopping attractions. At the heart of Brewery Wharf is Brewery Place, a pedestrianised square outside Oracle Bar & Restaurant and Jury’s Inn. Together with Azucar, Sainsbury’s Local, 212 Bar and local business & offices, the area has its own unmistakable character. A few minutes over the river, across Centenary Bridge, is The Calls area with even more bars, restaurants and cafes. A few minutes further into the City and you’ll reach the main shopping and business areas, with, amongst others, Harvey Nichols, Trinity and the ‘new kid on the block’ – Victoria Gate.

This waterfront location was formerly occupied by Tetley Brewery, which has had a long association with the City and the former Tetley Visitor Centre is where Oracle now stands (the centre closed in 2000). On the Bowman Lane side of Cromwell Court is where Samuel Tetley built his factory in 1822. The brewery was closed in 2011 and demolished in 2012, when production was contracted out by Carlsberg to breweries in Wolverhampton, Tadcaster and Hartlepool. Thankfully the art deco headquarters building still remains intact and its recent refurbishment has seen it returned to its former glory. Built in the 1930’s and now known as The Tetley, the building has become a new cultural centre for Leeds, dedicated to contemporary art. It’s a great place to head for a drink, a meal or to simply savour its restored features including a glass roof.

Cromwell Court forms part of the Brewery Wharf development built by Barratt Homes and completed in 2008. It’s a popular choice for owner occupiers and tenants alike, given its waterfront location and close proximity to the City centre and motorways for commuters.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Cromwell Court, please visit:


  • Bramhope
  • Headingley
  • Hyde Park

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