Young graduate’s grand design lands him Leeds First Direct Arena gig: Post from Tees inside


An aspiring Teesside University graduate has won a competition to remodel the bar at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

The design by Kyle Minnock, an interior architecture graduate currently working at a Leeds design studio, was chosen by public vote following a competition run on social media website Tumblr.

Kyle will now work with First Direct to make the bar a reality by October. He said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and my future as an interior architecture graduate.”

A panel of experts including First Direct chief executive Tracy Garrad and Leeds Retail Association founder David Laycock helped whittle down initial entries to a shortlist of five.

Ms Garrad added: “Kyle’s design concept represents Leeds and the First Direct brand perfectly.”

Article from the Yorkshire Evening Post

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