People will be able to sit on the roof terrace overlooking the water with a drink in hand when the new bar is finished

A brand new bar and restaurant will soon be built at Leeds Dock, giving customers the chance to have a drink while overlooking the water.

The Canary will see a series of shipping containers moulded together over two storeys, with the ground floor actually jutting out over the water. There will also be a roof terrace to make the most of the warmer weather during summer months.

The new bar in Leeds coincides with the arrival of Channel 4’s new flagship programme, The Steph Show, which will be filmed daily at Leeds Dock after initially launching from the TV presenter’s home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Construction work on the brand new bar, to be painted in bold yellow, is set to get underway this month and it could open as early as this autumn.

Michael Ingall, chief executive of Allied London – the company behind the project – said: “We are constantly evolving and improving the Leeds Dock development and are pleased to add The Canary to our leisure and hospitality roster.

“To establish Leeds Dock as the digital and media destination for businesses in Yorkshire, we must continue investing in the area and its facilities – we aim to do just that with The Canary.

“The canary bird will be a modern bar but also take ques from the story of coal, the dock’s inception and Yorkshire’s history. We aim to bring the best in Yorkshire food and drink to the dock, as well as offering best-loved favourites.”

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