The Victoria Quarter is an upmarket shopping centre in the heart of Leeds.
The development was built around 1900 and designed by the theatre architect Frank Matcham and originally included the Empire Palace Theatre, which was demolished in the 1960s.
Work has now begun to convert three of the centres shopping units and convert them into one whole unit.
Sewell Construction were appointed to carry out investigation work at the listed building and are now carrying out the first phase of refurbishment to create the new shopping unit, which will be the home to a new restaurant and bar.
Work will include stripping out the existing three units and turning them into one shell, wall and ceiling works, and mechanical and electrical installations.
Work will take place across 5 floors, including basement area which will be used as the new kitchen and food preparation area.
Most of the work will take place in the basement through installing new draining systems, raising floor levels, installing waterproof tanking system.
This work is being carried out on behalf of Workman.