Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site....

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Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site....

Postby Jay Cartay » Mon 10 Nov, 2014 3:26 pm

Finally..... Something is happening at the old coach depot. Hard to believe this site has been empty for so long.

Wasn't there a crappy car dealership on there a while back?

Took a photo a week or so ago. It's ramped up a bit since then!

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Re: Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site...

Postby buffaloskinner » Mon 10 Nov, 2014 4:23 pm

I think the car dealership was next to the tiles depot.
Last I saw of the Wallace Arnolds site was about a year ago and it was full of our traveller friends on their camping and caravan tour :lol:
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Postby cnosni » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 11:50 pm

Yep its a new car dealership, BMW/ Mini. Wonder if they are relocating from Scott Hall Road
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Re: Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site...

Postby Jay Cartay » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 10:15 pm

Ah right, interesting! Will be nice just to see the site in use again to be honest. Leeds seems to be surrounded by blots on the landscape as you come in from certain directions.

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Re: Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site...

Postby BLAKEY » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 10:18 am

Its uncanny for me to see this area of the Ring Road now - I worked for WA when we transferred there, after nightmare hiccups and delays galore, from the LCT rented (part) depot in Donisthorpe Street Hunslet - oddly now the registered postal address of "First" - what goes around comes around as they say.
Initially the ground where the new coach station was built was affected by flood water and all that goes with it. Then the bulk fuel supply was delayed and the refuelling pumps troublesome and the original bus wash installed was a merciless disaster which caused various degrees of damage to the vehicles. I seem to recall that the transfer was also during the high season, but somehow or other we managed and the new place was, after all, superb for passenger convenience, manoeuvarablity, and vehicle maintenance.
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Re: Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site...

Postby romeo to control » Sun 30 Nov, 2014 8:01 pm

The original car dealership was Trust Motors (VW).
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Re: Construction happening at the old Wallace Arnold site...

Postby Keg » Mon 01 Dec, 2014 7:23 pm

It will be a BMW/Mini Dealership. I was in Stratstone at Sheepscar last week, getting my old bus serviced and the lady said they were moving as they had outgrown the current site and had nowhere to go.
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