February 2, 2019
New Coffee House on former ITV ARCHIVE site
Based in Prime Studios on Kirkstall Road. A popular site for TV crews around the globe.
We’re pleased to announce that this new independent coffee shop will be opening its doors to the public on Monday 11th February. ARCHIVE adjoins Prime Studio’s main production facility, where high profile dramas like The ABC Murders (BBC) are the usual bread and butter.
ARCHIVE is here not only to help you with the early morning caffeine hit (with a regularly updated rotation of great coffee blends), but will initially stay open until 6pm. The menu will offer up classic brunches and hearty lunches, with food sourced from local suppliers with plenty of delicious vegetarian/ vegan options.This new spot will offer the local community and TV industry alike a unique and comfortable space in this sometimes forgotten quarter of the city centre. Developed alongside a large adjoining event space, ARCHIVE has the facilities to cater for everything, from art exhibitions to live music, and has already hosted Red Bull’s music tour.
The first exhibition has already been announced and will open to the public on 12th February. Bands FC will be showcasing their football badges and merchandise in Leeds for the first time. An idea which was initially simply drawing bands as football teams and football teams as bands has now created over 400 collaboration badges. The exhibition will be present in the event space until 20th February, where this unique merchandise can also be bought.
Mark the date in your calendars because ARCHIVE is set to officially open on 11th February 2019.
“Prime Studios is the ultimate multi-use venue, and has hugely diversified since we opened as a film and TV production facility in 2012. As we’ve expanded the site, production activity has increased and new tenants have set up here, but until now, there has been nowhere within reach of the studios for people to eat and drink. ARCHIVE has been a labour of love for me, from start to finish, and caps-off a brilliant twelve months, which has seen us welcome legends like John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy and Keira Knightley. I’m thrilled that we are finally ready to open our doors to the public, who will help us to create new stories in this unique community space.”Prime Studios’ Managing Director Ben Hepworth