Case Study


Welcome to Flat Iron’s first venture in the North of England. Nestled within the Grade II listed historic former Church Institute Building on Lands Lane it was originally designed by architect duo Richard Adams and John Kelly. The building commands attention with its striking facade and prime position on a corner overlooking Albion Place.

In harmony with the building’s Gothic Revival Style and a focus on reuse, we incorporated reclaimed materials and vintage furniture pieces throughout.

The dramatic tall arched windows with proud stone detailing span both floors and flood the interior with natural light, accentuating the original brick walls, lightly lime-washed to reveal texture.

Consistent with our approach to Flat Iron, a considered and soulful palette unfolds – dark stained oak panelling, deep green paintwork, timber tones, and punches of colour converge. Reclaimed teak boarding and salvaged Staffordshire Blue quarry tiles ground the space in visual appeal.

The bar, a focal point on the ground floor with its rich dark stained oak is complemented by an early 20th-century vintage mahogany glazed cabinet forming the back bar. This contrasting against the off-white expansive glazed brick wall, adds a simple and modern touch.

In Leeds, guests are beckoned to settle into our familiar Flat Iron blend of leather upholstered booths, always an open invitation to dine in comfort. Oak and marble tables, with an eclectic assortment of vintage chairs enhance this stylish setting. Ascend the oak-clad staircase to the mezzanine, where a vantage point over Albion Place unfolds, offering a unique perspective of vibrant surroundings.

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