Project Space Leeds (PSL), the charitable organisation behind The Tetley art gallery, has secured grant funding of £190,000 from Leeds City Council. The Tetley opened recently in the refurbished former headquarters of the Tetley brewery in central Leeds.
The grant from Leeds City Council shall be used to assist with the further development of The Tetley with a view to facilitating participation in the arts by residents of Leeds and the wider community. Although the award covers the next ten years, Leeds City Council agreed to accelerate payment of the grant award in full. Furthermore, The Tetley is still free to apply for further Council funding, subject to the terms of the agreement signed with Leeds City Council.
Lawyers at Lupton Fawcett have provided advice to PSL in connection with The Tetley during the process from initial discussions with Carlsberg UK to the recent grand opening. Advice on the funding agreement with Leeds City Council was provided by corporate finance director Dan McCormack, who commented "We have built up a great working relationship with the management team at PSL. It is particularly rewarding to see The Tetley now open to the public and starting to establish itself as a must-see destination for visitors to the city of Leeds. Over the coming years, I am sure that we will see The Tetley grow to become an iconic venue in the city, due to the expertise and commitment of the PSL team, and the invaluable support of Leeds City Council."
Pippa Hale, Co-Founder and Director at The Tetley commented "Dan and his colleagues at Lupton Fawcett have been a tremendous support over the last 2 years as PSL has undergone a massive transformation from a small artist-led organisation to a significant cultural attraction. We are truly grateful to them and to Leeds City Council, Carlsberg UK, Arts Council England and many others who have helped bring The Tetley to life".