YORKSHIRE entrepreneur Jan Fletcher has begun the latest stage of her legal action against council bosses in Leeds over their handling of the city's concert arena project.
The local authority today said Ms Fletcher's claim was "desperate and vexatious".
[The Guardian 4th November 2010] The new Leeds Arena will lead the economic regeneration of Leeds city centre and be the catalyst for hundreds of millions of pounds of new investment, a senior councillor has claimed.
February start for Leeds Arena construction (Businessdesk.com) 28th October 2010.
Councillors will discuss the next stage of the Arena project and will be asked to approve the scheme's final designs and to allow the construction contract to be let at a meeting on Wednesday.
The detailed designs and costs of the Leeds Arena are to go before the city council's executive board on Wednesday. Senior councillors meeting to discuss the scheme will be told the project is progressing well and due to be completed in 2012. [Source: BBC News 03 11 2010] More
Yorkshire Evening Post - October 2010
Council chiefs today reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring Leeds residents benefit from the training opportunities offered by the city's new arena.
A report to Leeds City Council's executive board today set out the timescale for the £80m scheme in more detail than ever before. The report also says the venue – due to open in early 2013 – will have 24 executive suites and more than 100 concession, merchandise and retail "points of sale".
Yorkshire Evening Post - October 2010 By Staff Copy Councillors have given the go-ahead to refurbish Woodhouse Lane multi-storey car park to serve the new Leeds Arena. The face-lift, expected to ... (more)
Work has started at the site of one of Leeds's biggest economic projects.
Hoardings are going up and sewer and drains are being diverted as the site for the new 13,500 capacity Leeds Arena is prepared.
The work at the site is the first building work to take place since the demolition of the Brunswick building in 2009.
Developers have unveiled initial details of the planned £650 million Eastgate Quarter shopping and leisure development in Leeds city centre. Leeds residents have been invited to have their say on the proposals at a public exhibition run by developers Hammerson.....
Planning meeting to discuss early Arena details - plus Kirkstall Road's Bankside, Victoria Gardens, Leeds waterfront and parish church on agenda
The Government has just scrapped Yorkshire Forward, the agency charged with attracting jobs, businesses and investment into the region. Last month it was confirmed that Yorkshire Forward, and its eight sister organisations across the UK, will be scrapped within two years.
Leeds City Council has just revealed the final blueprints and schematics for its planned 13,500-seater arena, which has been designed by Populous. The internationally-renowned green stadium designers have opted for a honeycomb design that uses a Voronoi diagram as its basis.
External design of new Leeds Arena is revealed. Proposals for the external design of the new Leeds Arena has been revealed by design consultancy Populous..... the outstanding vision of Leeds City Council ....
The journey to deliver the Leeds Arena takes a giant step forward today as proposals for the building's exterior design are revealed for the first time. ...