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Reinventing the Cradle

Innovations came thick and fast through the 19th century and continued into the 20th century. There was something of a lull when British industry lost out to foreign competition and UK cities started to lose momentum and population. From the late 1980s far-sighted people started to take action to turn the city round. Adapting old buildings for new uses was a vital element in urban renaissance. Local developer Rushbond, is one of the companies that has successfully transformed Leeds landmarks.